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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2018 12:02 p.m. PST

…in Stalingrad.

"Stalingrad was one of the largest, bloodiest, and most famous battles in history as well as one of the major turning points of World War II. For four winter months during the battle, German and Soviet forces fought over a single factory inside the city of Stalingrad. Lavishly illustrated with photos and maps, Island of Fire presents a day-by-day—at times hour-by-hour—chronicle of that pitiless struggle as seen by both sides. The book is unparalleled and exhaustive in its research, meticulous in its reconstruction of the action, and vivid in its retelling of the street-by-street, hand-to-hand fighting near the gun factory."
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Simo Hayha17 Jun 2018 8:29 p.m. PST

note this a reprint of the original which sells for hundreds. seems some are not happy with the reprints quality. great book tho.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 5:30 a.m. PST

Simo Hayha can you elaborate a bit more on the problems with the reprint?

In discussions with Col David Glantz he has the highest regard for Jason Mark and his work.

hindsTMP Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2018 3:03 p.m. PST

Marc33594, perhaps he is referring to the physical quality of the 2018 reprint?

I have the original 2006 edition, and its physical quality is excellent. The text is supplemented with numerous maps and aerial photos marked up as maps, so the reader can visualize what is being described page by page. If the images in the reprint are not sufficiently clear, the information on these maps/photos might not be legible. Just speculating …


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