Georgi K. Zhukov
Hardcover book. 304 pages
Stock Number: 0165
Here is the inside story of four of the most colossal military clashes in history, by Soviet Russia's greatest World War II commander. Marshal Zhukov tells how he directed the Red Army's bitter last-ditch defense of Moscow, masterminded the encirclement and defeat of some 600,000 German troops at Stalingrad, smashed the last great German counteroffensive of Kursk-Orel in history's mightiest tank battle, and led the awesome, climactic assault on Berlin. Zhukov also provides intimate detail of Kremlin discussions behind critical military decisions, and reveals the behind-the-scenes story of disputes and controversy between himself and Soviet dictator Stalin.
Cornelius Ryan, bestselling author of The Longest Day, wrote of this book: "Probably the single most important memoir by a Russian military leader to reach the general public in the West. It adds to the canvas -- and the color Zhukov uses is blood red!" Must reading for anyone who is seriously interested in World War II.
Harrison E. Salisbury provides a valuable introduction and explanatory notes. With dust jacket, detail maps and index.