Military Historian, writer, educator and Retired United States Army Colonel, David M. Glantz is the 14th recipient of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.
From the award announcement, “Glantz is the author, co-author or editor of more than 60 publications including his Stalingrad trilogy, When Titans Clashed: How The Red Army Stopped Hitler, and The Battle of Kursk. He has gained recognition for his extensive knowledge of World War II battles on the Eastern Front as well as the Soviet Union’s role in World War II.”
To the Gates of Stalingrad
The confrontation between German and Soviet forces at Stalingrad was a titanic clash of armies on an unprecedented scale–a campaign that was both a turning point in World War II and a lasting symbol of that war’s power and devastation. Yet despite the attention lavished on this epic battle by historians, much about it has been greatly misunderstood or hidden from view–as David Glantz, the world’s foremost authority on the Red Army in World War II, now shows.
Armageddon in Stalingrad
Armageddon in Stalingrad continues David Glantz and Jonathan House’s bold new look at this most iconic military campaign of the Eastern Front and Hitler’s first great strategic defeat. Previous accounts of the battle are far less accurate, having relied on Soviet military memoirs plagued by error and cloaked in secrecy. Glantz and House have plumbed previously unexploited sources–including the archives of the People’s Commissariat of Internal Affairs (NKVD) and the records of the Soviet 62nd and German Sixth Armies–to provide unprecedented detail and fresh interpretations of this apocalyptic campaign. They allow the authors to reconstruct the fighting hour by hour, street by street, and even building by building and reveal how Soviet defenders established killing zones throughout the city and repeatedly ambushed German spearheads.
Endgame at Stalingrad
Glantz draws a detailed and vivid account of how, in Operation Uranus, the Red Army’s three fronts defeated and largely destroyed two Romanian armies and encircled the German Sixth Army and half of the German Fourth Panzer Army in the Stalingrad pocket–turning the Germans’ world on its head. Like its predecessor volumes, this one makes extensive use of sources previously out of reach or presumed lost, such as reports from the Sixth Army’s combat journal and newly released Soviet and Russian records. These materials (many cited at length or printed in their entirety in a companion volume) lend themselves to a strikingly new interpretation of the campaign’s planning and execution on both sides–a version of events that once and for all gets at the ground truth of this historic confrontation.