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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (7 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Mosier Narrator: Michael Prichar Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A dramatic chronicle of the most brutal theater in the most brutal war in one of history’s most brutal centuries.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Narrator Michael Prichard’s skill at Russian and German names makes his reading sound effortless…maintaining a pace that keeps the ideas moving smoothly.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ron | 10/14/2010

    " Interesting corrective to the Stalin myth that he and the Russians won WWII. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mal | 8/17/2010

    " scholarly insight into the war in the east documenting the extent to which stalin's propaganda distorted the actual facts (i.e., military; economic, etc.) of events. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mike | 7/27/2010

    " Great overview of the Eastern Front in WWII. Debunks the myth that the Soviet Union could have defeated Germany without the allies. "

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