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Glantz, David M.

Works: 232 works in 744 publications in 4 languages and 17,974 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Sources  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Arranger
Classifications: D764, 947.084
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David M Glantz
When Titans clashed : how the Red Army stopped Hitler by David M Glantz( Book )

22 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the time Pearl Harbor had ripped apart America's peacetime pretensions, the German blitzkrieg had already blasted the Red Army back to the gates of Moscow. Yet, less than four years later, the Soviet hammer and sickle flew above the ruins of Berlin, stark symbol of a miraculous comeback that destroyed the German army and shattered Hitler's imperial designs. Told in swift stirring prose, When Titans Clashed provides the first full account of this epic struggle from the Soviet perspective. David Glantz, one of the world's foremost authorities on the Soviet military, and Jonathan House present a fundamentally new interpretation of what the Russians called the "Great Patriotic War." Based on unprecedented access to formerly classified Soviet sources, they counter the German perspective that has dominated previous accounts and radically revise our understanding of the Soviet experience during World War II
Barbarossa derailed : the battle for Smolensk, 10 July-10 September 1941 by David M Glantz( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study exploits a wealth of Soviet and German archival materials, including the combat orders and operational records of the German OKW, OKH, army groups, and armies of the Soviet Stavka, the Red Army General Staff, the Western Main Direction Command, the Western, Central, Reserve, and Briansk fronts, and their subordinate armies to present a detailed mosaic and definitive account of what took place, why and how during the prolonged and complex battles in the Smolensk region from 10 July through 10 September 1941 ... The series will consist of a detailed two-volume chronological narrative of the course of operations, accompanied by a third volume, containing an extensive collection of specific orders and reports translated verbatim from Russian, and a fourth (atlas) volume containing newly-commissioned colour maps"--Jacket
After Stalingrad : the Red Army's winter offensive, 1942-43 by David M Glantz( )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the wake of the Red Army's signal victory at Stalingrad, which began when its surprise counteroffensive encircled German Sixth Army in Stalingrad region in mid-November 1942 and ended when its forces liquidated beleaguered Sixth Army in early February 1943, the Soviet High Command (Stavka) expanded its counteroffensive into a full-fledged winter offensive which nearly collapsed German defenses in southern Russia. History has recorded the many dramatic triumphs the Red Army achieved during the initial phases of this winter offensive, culminating with its rapid advance deep into the Donbas and Khar'kov regions in February 1943. It has also described the subsequent feats of German Field Marshall Erich von Manstein, who, tasked by his Fuhrer, Adolph Hitler, to restore German fortunes in southern Russia, skillfully orchestrated a counterstroke of his own that indeed restored stability to Germany's defenses in the East and paved the way for the climactic battle of Kursk in July 1943" -- Publisher description
The Battle of Kursk by David M Glantz( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Immense in scope, ferocious in nature, and epic in consequence, the Battle of Kursk witnessed (at Prokhorovka) one of the largest tank engagements in world history and led to staggering losses - including nearly 200,000 Soviet and 50,000 German casualties - within the first ten days of fighting. Going well beyond all previous accounts, David Glantz and Jonathan House now offer the definitive work on arguably the greatest battle of World War II."--Jacket
Hitler and his generals : military conferences 1942-1945 : the first complete stenographic record of the military situation conferences, from Stalingrad to Berlin by Adolf Hitler( Book )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book contains newly discovered documents never published before, either in their entirety or in English. An amazing and irreplacable historical document that is required reading for any scholar or student of the Second World War
Zhukov's greatest defeat : the Red Army's epic disaster in Operation Mars, 1942 by David M Glantz( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illuminating the painful progress of Operation Mars with vivid battle scenes and numerous maps and illustrations, Glantz presents Mars as a major failure of Zhukov's renowned command. Yet, both during and after the war, that failure was masked from public view by the successful Stalingrad operation, thus eliminating any stain from Zhukov's public image as a hero of the Great Patriotic War." "For three grueling weeks, Operation Mars was one of the most tragic and agonizing episodes in Soviet military history. Glantz's reconstruction of that failed offensive fills a major gap in our knowledge of World War II, even as it raises important questions about the reputations of national military heroes."--Jacket
Colossus reborn : the Red Army at war : 1941-1943 by David M Glantz( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beyond the battles themselves, Glantz also presents an in-depth portrait of the Red Army as an evolving military institution. Assessing more clearly than ever before the army's size, strength, and force structure, he provides keen insights into its doctrine, strategy, tactics, weaponry, training, officer corps, and political leadership. In the process, be puts a human face on the Red Army's commanders and soldiers, including women and those who served in units - security (NKVD), engineer, railroad, auto-transport, construction, and penal forces - that have till now remained poorly understood."--Jacket
The battle for Leningrad : 1941-1944 by David Glantz( Book )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the first major Soviet cities threatened by the German blitzkrieg, Leningrad was as much a symbolic target as it was a strategic one for Adolf Hitler, who fully expected the birthplace of the Russian Revolution to be reduced to rubble quickly and with ease. The Red Army's ferocious defense of the city, however, made that impossible." "Glantz digs deep to recount the full story of how these two military giants bludgeoned each other for nearly three years with a relentless barrage of offensives and counteroffensives designed to crush one another, in horrendous weather and a harsh terrain and with staggering loss of life on both sides. His richly detailed history shows how battles and campaigns were conceived, engaged, and resolved - including a half dozen or more "forgotten battles" that took place during the blockade." "Glantz also provides insights into conditions within the city, adding new details to the horrors of the siege; sheds new light on partisan warfare in the countryside surrounding Leningrad; and corrects errors found in earlier works, revealing among other things the fate of those Soviet commanders who were purged or repressed because of their poor performance in battle."--Jacket
August storm : the Soviet 1945 strategic offensive in Manchuria by David M Glantz( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shortly after midnight on 9 August 1945, assault parties of Soviet troops crossed the Soviet-Manchurian border and attacked Japanese positions in Manchuria. Thus began one of the most significant campaigns of World War II. Because of the combination of Soviet victories in the west and Japanese defeats in the Pacific, the potential for Japanese attack on the Soviet Far East diminished. Conversely, as allied victory over Germany approached in 1945, Allied leaders continued to press Stalin to commit his forces against Japan in order to complete the destruction of the Axis combination. Concentrating on Soviet ground operations in Manchuria proper, this study provides general information on the strategic context of the campaign, a detailed account of the operational techniques of armies, corps, and divisions, and the tactical employment of regiments, brigades, and lower echelon units. It also includes information concerning initial planning for the operation, redeployment of forces, high level organization for combat, and the essentials of front planning. It analyzes Soviet force structure and the published tactical doctrine governing the use of those forces in 1945, highlighting the tactical innovations and demonstrating the adjustments in force structure that contributed to Soviet victory
Stumbling colossus : the Red Army on the eve of World War by David M Glantz( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on evidence never before seen in the West, including combat records of early engagements, David Glantz claims that in 1941 the Red Army was poorly trained, inadequately equipped, ineptly organized, and consequently incapable of engaging in large-scale military campaigns - and both Hitler and Stalin knew it. He provides a complete and convincing study of why the Soviets almost lost the war that summer, dispelling many of the myths about the Red Army that have persisted since the war and soundly refuting Viktor Suvorov's controversial thesis that Stalin was planning a preemptive strike against Germany
August storm : Soviet tactical and operational combat in Manchuria, 1945 by David M Glantz( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this companion piece to Leavenworth Paper No. 7, "August Storm: The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945," the author focuses on the operational and tactical levels of the Manchurian campaign, highlighting the techniques that brought victory to Soviet combined arms during the last days of World War II. In eight case studies, it examines various kinds of military operations, from tank armies crossing mountains and desert to joint ground and riverine actions conducted over diverse terrain, from heavily wooded mountains to swampy lowlands
The Soviet airborne experience by David M Glantz( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the gates of Stalingrad : Soviet-German combat operations, April-August 1942 by David M Glantz( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume in Glantz's Stalingrad trilogy draws on previously unseen or neglected sources to provide the definitive account of the opening phase of this iconic Eastern Front campaign. Glantz has combed daily official records from both sides--including the Red Army General Staff, the People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, the German Sixth Army, and the Soviet 62nd Army--to produce a work of unparalleled detail and fresh interpretations. Jonathan House, an authority on twentieth-century warfare, substantially reinforces Glantz's presentation with additional context and insights
The siege of Leningrad, 1941-1944 : 900 days of terror by David M Glantz( Book )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This military history describes the Seige of Leningrad during World War II. The author explains how Hitler commanded his troops to seal off Leningrad, then to weaken it by terror and starvation, and of the Soviet's frantic efforts to keep Leningrad supplied in the face of the increasing privations
Armageddon in Stalingrad : September-November 1942 by David M Glantz( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the inferno of combat that decimated the city of Stalingrad during the German offensive. The authors reconstruct the fighting hour by hour, street by street, and even building by building to reveal how Soviet defenders established killing zones throughout the city and repeatedly ambushed German spearheads
The Soviet partisan movement, 1941-1944 : a critical historiographical analysis by Leonid D Grenkevich( Book )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nowhere has the role of the partisan been more telling or less understood than during the Soviet Union's Great Patriotic War (1941-45) against Nazi Germany. Leonid Grenkevich's book lifts the veil on the shadowy partisan struggle that accompanied the most brutal conflict in the modern era." "Exploiting formerly classified data, the author synthesises new material with existing Western and Soviet open-source literature to paint a vivid mosaic of the greatest partisan struggle in human history: a struggle that helped confound the twentieth century's most vaunted military machine, the German Wehrmacht. In so doing, Grenkevich has provided the essential base for an understanding of the 'People's War' and the curse, or panacea, of partisan/guerrilla war in general."--Jacket
Soviet military deception in the Second World War by David M Glantz( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of intelligence in Soviet military strategy in World War II by David M Glantz( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Red storm over the Balkans : the failed Soviet invasion of Romania, spring 1944 by David M Glantz( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Czech and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Germany's Eastern Front in World War II saw many campaigns and battles that have been forgotten by a Soviet Union that tried to hide its military failures. The Red Army's invasion of Romania in April and May 1944 was one such campaign, which produced nearly 200,000 casualties and tarnished the reputations of its commanders. The redoubtable David Glantz, the world's leading authority on the Soviet military in World War II, now restores this tale to its proper place in the annals of World War II. Working from newly available Russian and long-neglected German archives - plus Red Army unit histories and commanders' memoirs - Glantz reconstructs an imposing mosaic that reveals the immense scope and ambitious intent of the first Iasi-Kishinev offensive. His re-creation shows that Stalin was not as preoccupied with a direct route to Berlin as he was with a "broad front" strategy designed to gain territory and find vulnerable points in Germany's extended lines of defense. If successful, the invasion would have also eliminated Romania as Germany's ally, cut off the vital Ploiesti oilfields, and provided a base from which to consolidate Soviet power throughout the Balkans."--Jacket
Soviet defensive tactics at Kursk, July 1943 by Colonel David M Glantz( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet victory on the Eastern Front was a product first and foremost of the Soviet defensive effort. Only successful defense could pave the way for offensive victory. Moreover, the development of strategic and operational defenses depended directly on the Soviet ability to stop German offensive action at the tactical level. Soviet development of effective tactical defenses was a long and difficult process. It involved changing the offensive mind-set of Soviet officers. It also entailed the training of a generation of officers capable of ably controlling forces at the tactical level and the fielding of equipment of the type and in the numbers necessary to conduct successful combined arms defense. Development of tactical defense concepts involved a process of education that began in June 1941 and continued throughout the war. The fruits of that education were apparent at Kursk. -- Abstract
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When Titans clashed : how the Red Army stopped Hitler
Barbarossa derailed : the battle for Smolensk, 10 July-10 September 1941After Stalingrad : the Red Army's winter offensive, 1942-43The Battle of KurskHitler and his generals : military conferences 1942-1945 : the first complete stenographic record of the military situation conferences, from Stalingrad to BerlinZhukov's greatest defeat : the Red Army's epic disaster in Operation Mars, 1942Colossus reborn : the Red Army at war : 1941-1943The battle for Leningrad : 1941-1944Stumbling colossus : the Red Army on the eve of World War
Alternative Names
David Glantz American military historian

David Glantz Amerikaans militair historicus

David Glantz militaire et historien américain

David M. Glantz US-amerikanischer Militärhistoriker

Glanc, D.

Glanc, Dèvid.

Glanc, Dėvid 1942-

Glanc, Dėvid M. 1942-

Glant︠s︡, Dėvid

Glantz, David 1942-

Glanzs, Devid 1942-

Гланц Дэвид

Дэвид Гланц

Дэвид Гланц американский военный историк

글랜츠, 데이비드 M

グランツ, デビッド M


English (211)

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