John Mosier: Rethinking Military History

The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II

The great myth of World War 1 was that the defense was all-powerful. In the inter-war years a new myth appeared—that the new technology of the airplane and the tank would result in massive breakthroughs on the battlefield, with the enemy being destroyed in weeks. Mosier shows how the leaders of both sides were seduced by these ideas–and how and why they failed to work as advertised.

Books on Military History

Nonfiction
Deathride: The War Between Hitler and Stalin, 1941-1945
The true story of the Eastern Front, emphasizing how close Germany came to winning.
Cross of Iron: The Rise and Fall of the German Military Machine, 1918-1945
An eye-opening analysis of 20th-century German military power.
The Blitzkrieg Myth: How Hitler and the Allies Misread the Strategic Realities of World War II
A compelling and original rethinking of the strategy and tactics of World War II.
Grant: A Biography
An account of the generalship of Ulysses S. Grant.
Nonfiction—Military History
The Myth of the Great War: A New Military History of the First World War
A challenging and controversial analysis of the war on the Western Front .

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