If you are interested in how and why Hitler's final great Western Front offensive was an abject failure then this is the book for you. Finally, if The Battle of the Bulge holds a special place of interest for you then please check out my query regarding one of it's remaining unsolved mysteries.
Good Afternoon. I just wanted to let everybody know that the Michigan War Studies Review has published my review of Dennis Showalter's Armor and Blood: The Battle of Kursk: The Turning Point of World War II. I am happy to say that this is a wonderful book, unlike the last book I reviewed for them (David Stahel's lamentably lacking Operation Typhoon), especially in terms of introducing the general World War II enthusiast to an accurate and well written description of this very important battle.
On October 1, 2012 The Michigan War Studies Review published its review of Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe. The review provided below is as it appears on the Michigan War Studies Review website:
Steven D. Mercatante, Why Germany Nearly Won: A New History of the Second World War in Europe. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2012. Pp. xviii, 408. ISBN 978–0–313–39592–5.