Authors & Events
Nov 02, 2010
| ISBN 9780425236895
Dec 01, 2009
| ISBN 9781101151686
Buy from Other Retailers:
Nov 02, 2010 | ISBN 9780425236895
Dec 01, 2009 | ISBN 9781101151686
From Dennis Showalter, recipient of the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize and the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement, a fascinating account of Nazi Germany’s armored forces during World War II Determined to secure a quick, decisive victory in his quest of conquer Europe, Adolf Hitler adopted an attack plan that combined tools with technique—the formidable Panzer divisions. Self-contained armored units able to operate independently, the Panzers became the German army’s fighting core as well as its moral focus, establishing an entirely new military doctrine. In Hitler’s Panzers, Showalter presents a comprehensive study of Germany’s armored forces. By delving deeply into a detailed history of the theory, strategy, myths, and realities of Germany’s technologically innovative approach to warfare, Showalter provides a look at the military lessons of the past, and a speculation on how the Panzer ethos may be implemented in the future of international conflict.
Dennis Showalter is a writer and retired professor of history at Colorado College, the past President of the Society for Military history, and joint editor of the publication, War in History specializing in comparative military history. His works include Instrument of War: The… More about Dennis Showalter
Visit other sites in the Penguin Random House Network
Stay in Touch
Start earning points for buying books! Just for joining you’ll get personalized recommendations on your dashboard daily and features only for members.