Includes bibliographical references (pages 286-289) and index.
"This book not only tells the story of Operation Barbarossa but describes the expertise, skills, and decision-making powers of the men who directed it. The result is an illuminating look at the personalities behind the carnage, as summer triumph turned to winter crisis, including new insights into the invasion's many tactical successes, as well as its ultimate failure."--Amazon.
Setting the stage -- The planners -- The deployment -- The frontier battles -- Battles of encirclement -- Stiffening resistance -- The Battle of the Smolensk Pocket -- The drive on Leningrad -- The battle in the far north -- The Battle of Kiev -- The double battle of Vyazma-Bryansk -- The offensive on the flanks -- To the gates of Moscow -- What happened to the men of Barbarossa? -- Appendix 1. Table of comparative ranks -- Appendix 2. German staff positions -- Appendix 3. German units, ranks, and strengths -- Appendix 4. Characteristics of selected tanks.