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David Stahel

The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941 Book Review Published

on Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:55

Good morning. The Michigan War Studies Review has published my review of Lev Lopukhovsky's The Viaz'ma Catastrophe, 1941: The Red Army's Disastrous Stand against Operation Typhoon. For readers possessing a bit of background knowledge on the subject matter this is a superb book offering new insight into one of the most important campaigns of the Second World War.

If you are interested in how and why the Wehrmacht during Operation Typhoon was able to wreck the most powerful Fronts in the Red Army then I cannot recommend this book enough.

New Book Review Published

on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 14:12

The Michigan War Studies Review (MiWSR) has just published my latest book review. This is my third review for MiWSR (a scholarly journal affiliated with the Michigan War Studies Group) and it is of David Stahel's Operation Typhoon: Hitler's March on Moscow, October 1941. Unlike the previous two work's I have reviewed for MiWSR this is unfortunately a book that I found quite lacking.

Though the book has some commendable qualities, it's overall impact is to further obscure just why and how the Second World War reached the conclusion it did.