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Mitcham, Samuel W.

Overview
Works: 52 works in 255 publications in 3 languages and 17,415 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D756.5.N6, 943.085
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Samuel W Mitcham
Triumphant fox : Erwin Rommel and the rise of the Afrika Korps by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why Hitler? : the genesis of the Nazi Reich by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Depression, during which nearly a quarter of the German work force was unemployed; the political and economic instability of the times, in which the Nazis thrived; and the evil genius of Adolf Hitler, master politician. Why Hitler? transports the reader back to the Germany of the 1920s and 1930s, to a time when a country and a civilization began its apocalyptic descent
The Desert Fox in Normandy : Rommel's defense of Fortress Europe by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rommel, a master of mobile warfare, developed a cunning defense strategy for Normandy and fought a brilliant campaign despite the tremendous odds against him - and the fact that he wasn't even there. Although his absence on D-Day significantly weakened the German reaction to the Allied landings, his preparations for the impending invasion temporarily halted, but could not repulse, the Allies and their ultimate victory
Rommel's last battle : the Desert Fox and the Normandy campaign by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's commanders : officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SS by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imbued with the spirit of German militarism, Hitler's Commanders compiled an impressive record of conquest in a remarkably short period of time. Poland fell to them in 38 days, France in six weeks, and Denmark in six hours. They pushed through Norway to the Arctic Ocean, drove to the English Channel, overran the Balkans and much of North Africa, and smashed to within sight of the Kremlin itself. Despite huge odds against them, Hitler's Commanders - the elite of the Wehrmacht - almost succeeded in conquering the world for Adolf Hitler. In this unique book, Drs. Mitcham and Mueller go beyond the stereotyped images to examine the true nature of the military commanders of the Third Reich. Here you will meet Theodor Eicke, who went directly from being an inmate at a mental institution to commanding the concentration camp at Dachau...Ernst Udet, a drug abuser and womanizer whose ineptitude ruined the German bomber forces...Fedor von Bock, the humorless embodiment of ruthless ambition...Walter Wever, the strategic genius...Michael Wittmann, the quiet farm worker who became the greatest tank destroyer of all time...Hans-Joachim Marseille, playboy and perhaps the greatest lady-killer in Europe...Helmut Becker, commander of the "Death's Head" SS Panzer Division and a killer of an entirely different order...Rudolf Stegmann, a hero whose insubordination saved his command, although he could not save himself...and Erhard Milch, the son of a Jewish pharmacist who became the number two man in the Luftwaffe. They are all here, as well as dozens of others. Hitler's Commanders is an original book that offers an unprecedented insight into the men who ran Nazi Germany's war machine
Hitler's legions : the German army order of battle, World War II by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En oversigt over den tyske hærs organisation på divisionsniveau under 2. Verdenskrig samt organisation af højere hovedkvarterer, Wehrkreise o.lign
Men of the Luftwaffe by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

8 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Japanese and English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rommel's desert war : the life and death of the Afrika Korps by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the battles on the Western Front from the collapse of the Normandy line in France in the summer of 1944 until the Germans were able to bring the Allied juggernaut to a halt on the borders of the Reich itself
The battle of Sicily by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Battle of Sicily is the story of Germany's "Dunkirk"--A successful evacuation that allowed 40,000 troops to escape to Italy, where they later fought the Allies to a bloody stalemate. The authors recount the campaign from the Axis strategy point of view--something no English-language book has ever done--and argue persuasively that the Allies wasted a chance for a total victory that might have foreshortened the war
Hitler's field marshals and their battles by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitler's feltmarskaller - og deres mest berømte slag og kampe. Beskriver følgende feltmarskaller: Werner von Blomberg. Walter von Brauchitsch. Ewald von Kleist. Walter von Reichenau. Ritter Wilhelm von Leeb. Fedor von Bock. Wilhelm Keitel. Erwin Rommel. Siegmund Wilhelm List. Baron Maximilian von Weichs. Friedrich Paulus. Erich von Manstein. Georg von Kuechler. Ernst Busch. Gerd von Rundstedt. Guenther von Kluge. Walter Model. Erwin von Witzleben. Fredinand Schoerner. Desuden et kort afsnit om de 6 Luftwaffe feltmarskaller: Hermann Göring, Erhard Milch, Albert Kesselring, Hugo Sperrle, Baron Wolfram von Richthofen, Ritter Robert von Greim
The rise of the Wehrmacht : the German armed forces and World War II by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rise of the Wehrmacht is the first comprehensive work to deal with the German war effort in World War II from this point of view. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it covers the entire war effort from the point of view of the German military that actually conducted and fought the war, something that has never been done before on this scale. Excellent books have been written about the German Army, Navy, the Luftwaffe, and the SS, as well as about the Panzer branch, the parachute arm, the U-Boat forces, etc., but this is the first to cover them all in depth. Mitcham also covers the German Wehrkreise (roughly translated as military district) system in depth and recognizes its importance, both in the formation and expansion of the German Army before the war and in its continuing importance throughout the conflict. He deals with the German rearmament in greater depth and detail than has been done before, points out the importance of the police in the development of Germany's reserves before and during World War II, and offers new insights into the evolution and development of the German military doctrine of Kesselschlact (the decisive battle of encirclement and annihilation). In addition, The Rise of the Wehrmacht explains the problems the Wehrmacht faced because of its too rapid expansion. This expansion was far more rapid than the German generals intended and resulted in many problems, especially in terms of equipment shortages and a shortage of qualified officers. Finally, Mitcham addresses the contributions of the Hitler Youth to the war effort, where their work on farms, fire and rescue crews, in nursing, and as postal workers, for example, provided essential services to German infrastructure."--Publisher's description
Panzers in winter : Hitler's army and the Battle of the Bulge by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Draws on unpublished German reports and manuscripts to recount the events surrounding the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes Offensive from the German point of view
Rommel's desert commanders : the men who served the Desert Fox, North Africa, 1941-1942 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the men who supported Rommel's campaigns, detailing where they came from and outlining their contributions to Rommel's efforts
Defenders of fortress Europe : the untold story of the German officers during the Allied invasion by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1944 bore witness to the fifth year of World War II. As the Wehrmacht retreated, Germans still had hope. If the men of the Western Front could repulse the great invasion, dozens of units including panzer divisions, SS regiments, and paratrooper formations would arrive to thwart the Red advance. Everything depended on the Western Front's warlords. Defenders of Fortress Europe introduces men who had once believed they would conquer the world. By 1944, they were trying to throw the Allies back into the sea or just check them before they could reach Germany. The Fatherland's defense was in the hands of Nazis, non-Nazis, and anti-Nazis; professional soldiers and professional troublemakers; heroes, murderers, and war criminals; the efficient geniuses and the incompetent; famous, infamous, and the unknown; soldiers, sailors, SS men, and air force officers - all men who fought out of fanaticism, courage, personal ambition, a sense of honor, duty, love of country, misplaced patriotism, or habit--Publisher's description
Rommel's lieutenants : the men who served the Desert Fox, France, 1940 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Perhaps the most famous soldier to fight in World War II was Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, who achieved immortality as the "Desert Fox." He is also one of the most admired. Rommel's first field command during the war was the 7th Panzer Division - also known as the Ghost Division - which he led in France in 1940. During this campaign, the 7th Panzer suffered more casualties than any other division in the German Army, at the same time inflicting a disproportionate number of casualties upon the enemy. It took 97,486 prisoners, captured 458 tanks and armored vehicles, 277 field guns, 64 anti-tank guns and 4,000 to 5,000 trucks, and destroyed dozens of others in each category. It captured or destroyed hundreds of tons of other military equipment, shot down 52 aircraft, destroyed 15 more on the ground, and captured 12 others. It destroyed the French 1st Armored Division and the 4th North African Division, punched through the Maginot Line extension near Sivry, and checked the largest Allied counteroffensive of the campaign at Arras. When France surrendered, the Ghost Division was within 200 miles of the Spanish border. No doubt about it - Rommel had proven himself a great military leader who was capable of greater things. His next command, in fact, would be the Afrika Korps, where the legend of the Desert Fox was born." "Rommel had a great deal of help in France - much more than his published papers suggest. His staff officers and company, battalion, and regimental commanders were an extremely capable collection of military leaders that included 12 future generals (two of them SS), and two colonels who briefly commanded panzer divisions but never reached general rank. They also included Karl Hanke, a Nazi gauleiter who later succeeded Heinrich Himmler as the last Reichsfuehrer-SS." "No historian has ever before recognized the talented cast of characters who supported the Desert Fox in 1940. No one has ever attempted to tell their stories. This book remedies that oversight."--Jacket
Blitzkrieg no longer : the German Wehrmacht in battle, 1943 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After a crushing loss at Stalingrad, the German war machine regrouped in early 1943 to stave off total defeat, but it could not stem the rising Allied tide. In the Mediterranean, Rommel's early successes in Africa were erased by the surrender of Tunisia, and German forces barely escaped Sicily before the Allies seized the island. On the Eastern Front, Soviet T-34s beat German armour in the massive tank battle at Kursk. At sea, the Allies countered the U-boat threat, and in the air, Allied forces dominated the Luftwaffe and took the war to the German home front."--Publisher's description
The men of Barbarossa : commanders of the German invasion of Russia, 1941 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book not only tells the story of Operation Barbarossa but describes the expertise, skills, and decision-making powers of the men who directed it. The result is an illuminating look at the personalities behind the carnage, as summer triumph turned to winter crisis, including new insights into the invasion's many tactical successes, as well as its ultimate failure."--Amazon
The Siegfried Line : the German defense of the West Wall, September-December 1944 by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built as a series of forts, bunkers, and tank traps, the West Wall--known as the Siegfried Line to the Allies--stretched along Germany's western border. After D-Day in June 1944, as the Allies raced across France and threatened to pierce into the Reich, the Germans fell back on the West Wall. In desperate fighting--among the war's worst--the Germans held off the Allies for several months
Eagles of the Third Reich : men of the Luftwaffe in World War II by Samuel W Mitcham( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Why Hitler? : the genesis of the Nazi Reich
Alternative Names
Mitčem, Sėmjuėlʹ U. 1949-

Mitcham, Samuel.

Mitcham, Samuel W. (jr).

Mitcham, Samuel W. Jr. 1949-

Samuel W. Mitcham Amerikaans officier

ミッチャム, S. W

塞缪尔·米切姆

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Why Hitler? : the genesis of the Nazi ReichThe Desert Fox in Normandy : Rommel's defense of Fortress EuropeHitler's commanders : officers of the Wehrmacht, the Luftwaffe, the Kriegsmarine, and the Waffen-SSMen of the LuftwaffeRommel's desert war : the life and death of the Afrika KorpsRetreat to the Reich : the German defeat in France, 1944The battle of SicilyHitler's field marshals and their battles