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The German Way of War - (Modern War Studies (Paperback)) by Robert M Citino (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 428

Genre: History

Series Title: Modern War Studies (Paperback)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University Press of Kansas

Book theme: General

Author: Robert M Citino

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2005
TCIN: 77780499
UPC: 9780700616244
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-4783


�Takes the reader on a sweeping march through 300 years of Prussian/German military history and operational thought as Citino explains the 'why' of the German style of waging operational war. He does an exceptional job explaining the operational conduct of the German army during both world wars and how its style of fighting eventually contributed to the defeat of the Third Reich.�—Armor

�Citino is one of the most insightful historians of operational warfare working today, and his gifts for narrative and puckish myth-busting do not fail him here. This is a fascinating and important book that challenges many conventional ideas and suggests others that are worthy of debate and future study.�--Journal of Military History

"Citino's significant book deserves attention from a wide range of historians and military thinkers. . . . Citino's argument is sufficiently compelling in showing a consistency within Germany's military history to merit the reassessment of some significant assumptions about this nation's military heritage and legacy."--H-Net Reviews

"This book has several strengths. It is well written and impressively researched. In revealing army operational continuity, it adds yet another perspective to the ongoing debate over continuities in German history. Moreover, it is a scholarly analysis of operational history, a specialized field of inquiry much ignored of late. Hence, the book's focus is on actors and actions rather than thinkers and ideas. Furthermore, Citino provides balanced coverage to the twentieth century as well as those preceding it. The analysis of World War I operations on both fronts is especially well done."--American Historical Review

"Citino describes in clear, sometimes colloquial, [and lively] language the personalities and intricate details of battles and wars over three centuries emphasizing victories and instructive defeats. . . . There are many wonderful details and insights in this book. . . . Experts and buffs alike will enjoy it."--History: Reviews of New Books

"Citino's lessons learned are certainly worthy of further consideration for our own doctrine."--Military Review

"Citino provides an analysis that is quite ambitious, addressing some 300 years of military practice."--Parameters

"Extraordinarily learned and engagingly written, this book will be rewarding reading for history buffs, scholarly experts, and general readers. . . . Essential."--Choice

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