LAST CALL before it's sold out!!
The biggest single volume book on military history ever published!
Nearly 1,700 pages! This is a mega sized book!
The first printing sold out in one month and now the 2nd printing is just about sold out as well. This is you final chance to own a copy of this massive study on the Battle of Kursk before they are all gone!
The Largest Tank Battle in History
The Battle of Prokhorovka
|Author: ||Christopher A. Lawrence
|Format: ||Hardcover, size 9.5" x 11.5"
||289 wartime photos
|Maps: ||29 fold-out maps and 94 maps in the text|
|Publisher: ||Aberdeen Books
|Item No. AB-5252
Kursk: The Battle of Prokhorovka is the first definitive account of the largest tank battle in history!
This book is unique in that it draws upon in-depth research in both the German and Russian archival records. This was research that was begun in the 1990s, after the Soviet Union had fallen, when The Dupuy Institute was able to gain access to the Russian military archives. The book is built from the actual unit records from both sides, as opposed to the sometimes distorted narratives and legends that have grown up over the battle. It then compares and contrasts those records with the stories and interviews collected from veterans. It is an attempt to cover the entire range of fighting, from the strategic decisions, the operational art, to the tactics and the personal stories. It is a detailed description of the battle, a quantitative analysis of the battle and personal description of the battle as seen through the eyes of the participants. Over hundred German and Russian participants on both sides were interviewed exclusively for this book. It is a unique body of research that will not be replicated.
The Battle of Kursk was the largest armor battle in history. On 5 July 1943, three German panzer corps, under command of German General Erich von Manstein, tore into the Soviet fortified defenses south of Kursk. Driving back the Soviet Voronezh Front’s desperate defense, under command of Soviet General Nikolai Vatutin and future Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev, the fight culminated in the famous tank battle at Prokhorovka. This book focuses on the German offensive in the south of the Kursk salient that was the high point of the Battle of Kursk. It addresses all units that fought in the battle, not just the Panther and Tiger tanks, not just the SS, not just the tank busting Stukas.
This is a large book. This is because the amount of unique material collected on the battle was unparalleled, first as part of a U.S. Army funded research project and then as an extended book project.
Approximately 6" thick and weighing in at 11.5 pounds. Premium white paper, deluxe, heavy cloth boards, deluxe sewn binding, top grade linen paper, top grade photo paper for maps and photos, heavy glossy dustjacket.
The book includes:
29 fold-out maps
94 maps in the text
41 charts, graphs and diagrams
194 statistical sheets covering each engagement
100 separate sidebars of discussion
66 German and Soviet commander biographies, and
4 photo sections with 289 photos drawn from both German and Soviet sources.