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Richard Pomeroy
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I'm looking to get inspired to jump into a game of East Front II.
Can any of you grognards recommend a readable, reliable, and reasonably comprehensive history of the conflict?
I would prefer to avoid texts only a history professor could love.
And NO fiction please.
Something along the lines of Atkinson's liberation trilogy is the general level I'm looking for.
Thx
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Not the newest book on the subject, and relies more on German than Soviet sources due to when it was written, but I've always felt Alan Clark's "Barbarossa" was a good, one-volume introduction to the East Front.

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When Titans Clashed by Glantz and House. The best one volume history of the Eastfront.
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Not the whole war but superb none the less..."War without Garlands"
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billyboy wrote:
When Titans Clashed by Glantz and House. The best one volume history of the Eastfront.


Agree!

I read it, along with "Russia's War" by Richard Overy when I was learning EastFront.

Enjoy the immersion. It's a great subject and great game
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Richard Pomeroy
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Thanks Gents! I checked out your recommendations and they all look like excellent choices. I pulled the trigger on a used copy of Titans (just $5 and change for a hard back from the Amazon marketplace).
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Zhukov, by Otto Preston Chaney

The original (1971) was superb, I have not read the update (1996).

Can be found in better libraries.
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Sigh, add Zhukov to my reading list.
Another very interesting looking recommendation.
I knew this was the place to ask.
Thx again
 
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