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Author Melvin, Mungo

Title Manstein : Hitler's greatest general / Mungo Melvin

Publ Info New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2011
Edition First U.S. edition
 RWU Main Library  DD247.M3 M45 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 647 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color maps ; 25 cm
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Note "First published in Great Britain by Weidenfeld & Nicolson"--T.p. verso
Includes bibliographical references (p. 603-614) and index
Contents Prologue -- Son of Prussia -- A rising star : the Reichswehr years -- Serving under Hitler -- At the very centre of power -- To war again -- Architect of victory -- A glorious summer -- From France to Russia -- Panzer Corps commander -- The campaign in the Crimea -- The vain struggle for Stalingrad -- A brief glimpse of victory -- Defeat at Kursk -- Fighting on two fronts -- The last battles -- Crime and punishment -- Epilogue -- Table of ranks -- Chronology -- Decorations and awards -- Selected writings and publications
Note Examines the life of the forefront German military tactician, describes his World War II contributions, and how he was released early from prison to advise West Germany's new army within NATO
LC subject Manstein, Erich von, 1887-1973
Generals -- Germany -- Biography
Marshals -- Germany -- Biography
Germany. Heer -- Officers -- Biography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe
War criminals -- Germany -- Biography
ISBN 9780312563127