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  • #16
    The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 was $ 14.96 from Amazon, with shipping; Battle of Kursk, $12.21, also from Amazon.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by Emil_G View Post
      I have "When Titans Clash" and "The Stumbling Collossus" both good. Glantz is a bit dry, not for the Jr. grogs.
      (bold added)

      I really don't like that notion.

      Fact is, while Glantz book's are very good content-wise, there are so many other great books that have equally useful content but don't kill you trying to read them. And that includes those of Glantz' works that are less affected. Not reading those Glantz books that are like torture is not an indicator of a "Jr." grog.

      That reminds me I wanted to give my list of thumbs up or down.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
        (bold added)

        I really don't like that notion.

        Fact is, while Glantz book's are very good content-wise, there are so many other great books that have equally useful content but don't kill you trying to read them. And that includes those of Glantz' works that are less affected. Not reading those Glantz books that are like torture is not an indicator of a "Jr." grog.

        That reminds me I wanted to give my list of thumbs up or down.
        Look he is a very adult, shcolarly, dry writer with no flare for any fanboyism or sensation, that's jut that.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Emil_G View Post
          Look he is a very adult, shcolarly, dry writer with no flare for any fanboyism or sensation, that's jut that.
          His narratives in the books, are much like his talks and presentation. His presentations are classic staff college--here's the facts as I have discerned them.
          Leadership is the ability to rise above conventional wisdom.

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          • #20
            I consider myself a Jr. grog , btw.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Emil_G View Post
              Look he is a very adult, shcolarly, dry writer with no flare for any fanboyism or sensation, that's jut that.
              Exactly.

              Now let's stop the silly notion that real man grognards must have read all his books. There are too many better written books, all with equal quality content (by Glantz and others), for a person to read in a lifetime.

              I also suspect that many (not you) just skim over these things and didn't try the cover-to-cover thing.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
                Exactly.

                Now let's stop the silly notion that real man grognards must have read all his books. There are too many better written books, all with equal quality content (by Glantz and others), for a person to read in a lifetime.

                I also suspect that many (not you) just skim over these things and didn't try the cover-to-cover thing.
                Not all but familiarity is at least recommended. I struggled to finish When Titans Clashed because it was a pretty broad book, and I am fairly familiar with the broad aspect of the war, but I did read to cover to cover. Reading Stumbling Collossuss was a lot easier because it had lots of info that was new to me, I read it all but I skipped the chapter on aviation.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Emil_G View Post
                  I read it all but I skipped the chapter on aviation.
                  Why skip this one, when it could have given you a bird's eye view?
                  Tactics are based on Weapons... Strategy on Movement... and Movement on Supply.
                  (J. F. C. Fuller 1878-1966)

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by Redwolf View Post
                    I also suspect that many (not you) just skim over these things and didn't try the cover-to-cover thing.
                    Hey now! Speak for yourself. While I find Mssr. Glantz's treatises trying, I also consider them not only unbiased, but also highly informative and very illustrative. (Now stop trying to confuse the facts with me.)

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                    • #25
                      Dry facts and numbers are his strong ponts. Lots of good charts, I have referenced the charts in When Titans Clashed at least a few times.

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                      • #26
                        "The Soviet-German War 1941-1945: Myths and Realities: A Survey Essay" is an essay presented at Clemson University (Strom Thurmond Institute of Government and Public Affairs) in 2001. It's a pretty decent read.
                        Last edited by VancePolk; 13 Feb 09, 19:27.
                        "Ultimately communism is an impossible Utopian dream imposed by hypocrites who will commit mass murder to achieve absurd goals"- Trebuchet

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                        • #27
                          Not quite on the topic, but

                          I still can't beleave Glandz still said there was no tank ramming to the best of his knowledge during Kursk. I got a reply from him second hand from someone who is/was in contact with him about a yea or so ago.

                          Cheers, it was a war game kind of thing at the time, but still, it makes me wonder on certain things myself. The books that I have read from him are pretty good otherwise.

                          Tom

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