Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hilter's Most Brilliant General

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Zenith Press, Aug 22, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 592 pages
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Originally published in Germany in 1955, and in England and the United States in 1958, this classic memoir of WWII by a man who was an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany's top WWII general, is now made available again. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct bearing on events in the military field. The essential thing, as he wrote, is to "know how the main personalities thought and reacted to events." This is what he tells us in this book.His account is detailed, yet dispassionate and objective. "Nothing is certain in war, when all is said and done," But in Manstein's record, at least, we can see clearly what forces were in action. In retrospect, perhaps his book takes on an even greater significance.

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Review: Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hilter's Most Brilliant General

User Review  - Lei Shi - Goodreads

It is always a very rewarding experience for any history enthusiastic to get a glimpse at the event through first hand account. In this case, the memoir of V. Manstein gives a very interesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dean Marquis - Goodreads

this has been the finest ww2 history book I've read to date. The excellent part about it is the detail. Guderian called Manstien Germany's finest operational mind. I enjoyed many parts. The cut ... Read full review

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