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Deathride: Hitler vs. Stalin---The Eastern Front, 1941-1945

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John Mosier presents a revisionist retelling of the war on the Eastern Front. Although the Eastern Front was the biggest and most important theater in World War II, it is not well known in the United States, as no American troops participated in the fighting. Yet historians agree that this is where the decisive battles of the war were fought. The conventional wisdom about the Eastern Front is that Hitler was mad to think he could defeat the USSR because of its vast size and population, and that the Battle of Stalingrad marked the turning point of the war. Neither statement is accurate, says Mosier; Hitler came very close to winning outright.

Mosier's history of the Eastern Front will generate considerable controversy both because of his unconventional arguments and because he criticizes historians who have accepted Soviet facts and interpretations. Mosier argues that Soviet accounts are utterly untrustworthy and that accounts relying on them are fantasies. Deathride argues that the war in the East was Hitler's to lose, that Stalin was in grave jeopardy from the outset of the war, and that it was the Allied victories in North Africa and consequent threat to Italy that forced Hitler to change his plans and saved Stalin from near-certain defeat. Stalin's only real triumph was in creating a legend of victory.

Synopsis:

The true story of the Eastern Front in World War II, emphasizing how close Germany came to winning and the USSR to losing; the severity of the Soviet losses, which have been minimized because of Soviet propaganda; and the importance of the Allied invasions of North Africa and Sicily, among other factors, in forcing Hitler to redeploy troops, saving the Soviets from disaster.

About the Author

Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400117369
Subtitle:
Hitler vs. Stalin---the Eastern Front, 1941-1945
Author:
Mosier, John
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Publisher:
Tantor Audio
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20100616
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
750

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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"Synopsis" by , The true story of the Eastern Front in World War II, emphasizing how close Germany came to winning and the USSR to losing; the severity of the Soviet losses, which have been minimized because of Soviet propaganda; and the importance of the Allied invasions of North Africa and Sicily, among other factors, in forcing Hitler to redeploy troops, saving the Soviets from disaster.
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