Manstein Hitler s Greatest General Among students of military history the genius of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein is respected perhaps than that of any other World War II soldier He displayed his strategic brilliance in s

  • Title: Manstein: Hitler's Greatest General
  • Author: Mungo Melvin
  • ISBN: 9780297845614
  • Page: 325
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Among students of military history, the genius of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein 1887 1973 is respected perhaps than that of any other World War II soldier He displayed his strategic brilliance in such campaigns as the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg of France, the sieges of Sevastopol, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, and the battles of Kharkov and Kursk MansteiAmong students of military history, the genius of Field Marshal Erich von Manstein 1887 1973 is respected perhaps than that of any other World War II soldier He displayed his strategic brilliance in such campaigns as the invasion of Poland, the Blitzkrieg of France, the sieges of Sevastopol, Leningrad, and Stalingrad, and the battles of Kharkov and Kursk Manstein also stands as one of the war s most enigmatic and controversial figures To some, he was a leading proponent of the Nazi regime and a symbol of the moral corruption of the Wehrmacht Yet he also disobeyed Hitler, who dismissed his leading Field Marshal over this incident, and has been suspected by some of conspiring against the F hrer Sentenced to eighteen years by a British war tribunal at Hamburg in 1949, Manstein was released in 1953 and went on to advise the West German government in founding its new army within NATO Military historian and strategist Mungo Melvin combines his research in German military archives and battlefield records with unprecedented access to family archives to get to the truth of Manstein s life and deliver this definitive biography of the man and his career.510 pages of narrative, 647 pages in total

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    1. This is a fine biography of German General Erich von Manstein. The author, Major General Mungo Melvin, does a nice job of tracing the trajectory of Manstein's life--from childhood until his later years. Many who have examined Manstein's relationship with Adolf Hitler wonder. . . . And that is the takeoff point for this book (Page 7): "If there is one dominant theme of this analysis, then it is the exploration of the complex relationship between a commander-in-chief and his head of state."The chr [...]

    2. Elusive Wehrmacht Mastermind Finally, Marvelously, DeconstructedMANSTEIN is irrefutably the best biography to emerge from the mountain and rubble of material about the Second World War.While he never captured the popular imagination of such figures as the Desert Fox, Schneller Heinz, Monty, or Ike, Erich von Manstein was perhaps the most gifted General in the entire war. Literate and aristocratic, he was an operational and tactical genius who always planned ten steps ahead.This remarkable bio wa [...]

    3. An impressive and well-researched book. 4.5 stars if I could give it.The book maintains an impressive depth of research and objective tone. The author, a British Major General, is particularly well suited to the explain the subject material. His access to personal papers and the experiences of a military apparatus serve him well. He covers Manstein's brilliant successes and ethical lapses equally. The maps are quite helpful in illustrating the details of military planning.This general's story is [...]

    4. One of the things that interests me about biographies is the ability of the writer to depict historical events, not chronologically necessarily, but centered about the personality in question. It’s a way of seeing history from a very personal vantage point, rather than from the omniscient, “on high” pose historians most often strike. This book does that, using Field Marshal Erich von Manstein, the man Hitler increasingly made responsible for Germany’s prosecution of its war against the S [...]

    5. "Manstein" was written by a British General who was also an academic historian. He gave himself a difficult task, to present an accurate picture of an enigmatic individual whose career became tangled up with the Nazis. He managed to deal with the dilemma of taking the career advantages of a dictatorial regime with assuming ignorance of the considerable side issues of brutality, criminality and direct interference in the operations of the German military machine.

    6. An outstanding work on one of Germany's most outstanding soldiers.Although the book starts slowly, following Manstein's own autobiography closely for the first decades of his life, it really comes to life with the outbreak of the Second World War, where Manstein's influence and experience was to become of global importance. In contrast to some biographies of other senior German commanders, Melvin draws upon his own experience as a high-ranking general to explore Manstein's approach to command, r [...]

    7. This is an excellent book. The depth of research is clear from the outset and the author has vclearly left no stone unturned in capturing the essence of his man.He writes really well; the pace is good; the level of detail is excellent; importantly it is delivered in a very personal/readable style.The quality of the maps and the photos are the best that I have ever come across. The author's military experience both as a strategist, engineer and historian has blended well to ensure that an eye to [...]

    8. A well-researched and informative biography of General Manstein. He is less well known outside Germany where he was revered, during his lifetime. This is an even-handed account which does address the extent to which he was complicit in the atrocities committed on the eastern front. Without doubt he was as guilty as sin and lucky to get away without being hanged. (my opinion anyway).But a great defensive general who fought a good fight and like Monty, could have fought a much better one without i [...]

    9. Somewhat of a tough read due to the level of detail which seemed to detract from rather than supplement the overall assessment of Manstein as a military leader. However, I do think it is essential reading as a supplement to flesh out and explain, in a very balanced way, what Manstein wrote in "Lost Victories". I feel like I understand Manstein better after reading this book and I have a better feel for how Manstein fit into World War II overall, especially the post war prosecution of German gene [...]

    10. One of the better military biographies I've read. Manstein is probably one of the most under appreciated generals of this conflict and MGen Melvin has probably done more than anyone to elucidate his contributions to the German war machine on the eastern front. Brings humanity down to one of the most brutal conflicts in recorded history. I particularly found the description of the politicization of his war trial fascinating. Just a reminder that wrong is decided by the victor. Great damn book.

    11. Good:* Detailed assessments of Mansteins' strengths and flaws, as well as reviews on his major operations.* Many challenges in his life, from his military struggles against the Russians and Hitler to his criminal prosecution, are described very well.* The German and Russian terms are provided, not just the English translation.Bad:* The battles are not covered with enough detail.

    12. Excellent bio of a complicated man and great general. British Army Major General Mungo Melvin has done a wonderful job gathering information and analysing sources to give an unbiased view of Manstein. Highly recommended!

    13. Outstanding reading! Recommend it to anyone interested in an analysis and comparison with Manstein's own memoirs.

    14. Very good but very much a biography. I would have e hoped for more focus on his thinking as a military operationalist

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