Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Lists | July 29, 2015

    Edward Carey: IMG 10 Best Books by Writer-Illustrators



    As a child who loved books I was fascinated by the illustrations just as much as the text. The same is true for me today, and I'm happy to be among... Continue »
    1. $11.89 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Foulsham (Iremonger Series #2)

      Edward Carey 9781468309546

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.50
List price: $15.99
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Military- World War II Europe

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II

by

The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A bold reinterpretation of some of the most decisive battles of World War II, showing that the outcomes had less to do with popular new technology than old-fashioned, on-the-ground warfare.

The military myths of World War II were based on the assumption that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would cause rapid and massive breakthroughs on the battlefield, or demoralization of the enemy by intensive bombing resulting in destruction, or surrender in a matter of weeks. The two apostles for these new theories were the Englishman J.C.F. Fuller for armoured warfare, and the Italian Emilio Drouhet for airpower. Hitler, Rommel, von Manstein, Montgomery and Patton were all seduced by the breakthrough myth or blitzkrieg as the decisive way to victory.

Mosier shows how the Polish campaign in fall 1939 and the fall of France in spring 1940 were not the blitzkrieg victories as proclaimed. He also reinterprets Rommel's North African campaigns, D-Day and the Normandy campaign, Patton's attempted breakthrough into the Saar and Germany, Montgomery's flawed breakthrough at Arnhem, and Hitler's last desperate breakthrough effort to Antwerp in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. All of these actions saw the clash of the breakthrough theories with the realities of conventional military tactics, and Mosier's novel analysis of these campaigns, the failure of airpower, and the military leaders on both sides, is a challenging reassessment of the military history of World War II. The book includes maps and photos.

Synopsis:

Hitler, Rommel, von Manstein, Montgomery, and Patton were all equally seduced by the idea of breakthrough, or blitzkrieg. The blitzkrieg myth was based on the belief that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would result in rapid and massive advances on the battlefield. The demoralization of the enemy by intensive bombing would cause vast destruction, and lead to surrender in a matter of weeks.

Author and military historian John Mosier shows how the Polish campaign in the autumn of 1939 and the fall of France in the spring of 1940 were not blitzkrieg victories. He also reinterprets Rommel's North African campaigns, D-day, the Normandy campaign, and Hitler's last desperate breakthrough effort to Antwerp in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, among others. All these actions saw the clash of breakthrough theories with the realities of conventional military tactics.

The Blitzkrieg Myth is a compelling and original analysis, challenging us to reassess the military tactics of last century's greatest crisis.

About the Author

John Mosier is the author of The Myth of the Great War. He is full professor of English at Loyola University in New Orleans, where, as chair of the English Department and associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, he taught primarily European literature and film. His background as a military historian dates from his role in developing an interdisciplinary curriculum for the study of the two world wars, a program funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. From 1989 to 1992 he edited the New Orleans Review. He lives in Jefferson, Louisiana.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060009779
Author:
Mosier, John
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by John Mosier
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.20x5.28x.92 in. .67 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Napoleonic Wars (Smithsonian... Used Trade Paper $10.00
  2. Combat in the Sky: The Art of Aerial... New Hardcover $36.25
  3. The Bomber War: the Allied Air...
    Used Trade Paper $11.50
  4. Collins Atlas of Military History Used Trade Paper $12.00
  5. Enigma the Battle for the Code Used Trade Paper $5.95
  6. The Mask of Command Used Trade Paper $4.50

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » General History
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Perennial - English 9780060009779 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Hitler, Rommel, von Manstein, Montgomery, and Patton were all equally seduced by the idea of breakthrough, or blitzkrieg. The blitzkrieg myth was based on the belief that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would result in rapid and massive advances on the battlefield. The demoralization of the enemy by intensive bombing would cause vast destruction, and lead to surrender in a matter of weeks.

Author and military historian John Mosier shows how the Polish campaign in the autumn of 1939 and the fall of France in the spring of 1940 were not blitzkrieg victories. He also reinterprets Rommel's North African campaigns, D-day, the Normandy campaign, and Hitler's last desperate breakthrough effort to Antwerp in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944, among others. All these actions saw the clash of breakthrough theories with the realities of conventional military tactics.

The Blitzkrieg Myth is a compelling and original analysis, challenging us to reassess the military tactics of last century's greatest crisis.

spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.