La Batalla por Stalingrado has ratings and reviews. Katherine said: I found this book deeply problematic. Partly this is because I am irredeema. La batalla por Stalingrado by William Craig at – ISBN – ISBN – Unknown – – Softcover. La Batalla Por Stalingrado by William Craig at – ISBN – ISBN – Noguer y Caralt Editores –

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One is to tell the story of Stalingrad rather than the historywhich he does by largely turning the progress of the siege into a series of interlaced human interest stories. It wasn’t always clear which side of the battle a specific soldier was on.

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Michael Dorosh rated it it was ok Jul 05, Craig does a fairly decent job of presenting unbiased viewpoints of the rationalizations for war tactics on either side. Partly this is because I am irredeemably fussy and will nitpick anything to death, given williak a chance. In this book, Craig has made some choices with which I vehemently disagree. But I think my fundamental concern is a valid and important one.

Well stlaingrado a million men and women died because of Stalingrad, a number far surpassing the previous records of dead at the first battle of the Somme and Verdun in Poorly written, but a great story of men in battle. See all 3 questions about La Batalla por Stalingrado….

Tom Stalingradoo rated it it was ok Apr 26, batallx Bigdaddy Buchanan rated it it was ok Feb 05, Linh Nguyen rated it it was ok May 20, Noor rated it it was ok Aug 21, He describes the Einsatzgruppen dismissively as “homicidal maniacs” 11and clearly feels that he can place the blame for the genocide of the Jews only on them, leaving his German soldiers and officers untainted.


I am more interested in the human factor of the war, not the stratagems. I mean that, for the vast majority of the book, it is possible, and indeed encouraged, to forget that the German soldiers with whom we are asked to sympathize are in fact the tools of an abhorrent, genocidal ideology and government.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. However, I just don’t particularly find this information dde or useful. PaperbackBooketpages. And I find that idea, as I said, deeply problematic.

La Batalla por Stalingrado

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Trivia About Enemy at the Gate Craig does pepper in several narrative points throughout this book of the horrible sights, sounds, and experiences of the people involved, but it largely focuses on an objective strategic overview. Also, while Craig is quick and lavish in his description of the suffering of German and Axis POWs at the hands of the Russians, he absolutely and categorically ignores the systematic, programmatic starvation of Russian POWs by the Germans, and the equally systematic, programmatic, articulated as a matter of policy starvation of the civilian population in German-occupied Ukraine.

A so-and-so novel masquerading as the work of a historian. Historically, the Battle for Stalingrad triggered the end of the War for the Germans. And I find that idea, as I said, deeply problematic. For my taste, this wasn’t a terribly enjoyable read because it was very much a detailed account of the battle strategies employed by both sides of the war. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Elaine rated it it was ok Nov 13, The toll breaks down as follows: Lora Liao rated it abtalla was ok Nov 22, Khorn rated it it was ok May 24, Oor ba It seemed to take me almost as long to read this book as it took to fight the actual battle.


La Batalla por Stalingrado by William Craig (2 star ratings)

Craig’s account details the battle, which at times came down to a handful of buildings determining who held Stalingrad, and thus, who was winning the war. But I think my fundamental concern is a valid and important one.

Thus, it was not my cup of tea, but I could easily see how people interested in that sort of thing would love it. Stephan Kapustka rated it it was ok Aug 29, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Is it available e book?

Published March 9th by Planeta first published I found this book deeply problematic. William Craig — was an American author and historian. The battle lines were described but without a map it was difficult to see the pattern of the battle.