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Panzer General by Kenneth John Macksey. Kenneth Macksey reveals Guderian as a brilliant rebel in search of ideals, and a general whose personality, genius, and achievements transcended those — Revealing biography of a famous German general — Information from the extensive Guderian family archivesA master of strategy and tactics, Guderian was the officer most responsible for creating knneth in World War II.
Kenneth Macksey reveals Guderian as a brilliant rebel in search of ideals, and a general whose personality, genius, and achievements transcended those of Rommel.
As well as throwing light on the crucial campaigns in Poland, France, and Russia, this biography illuminates the fatal struggles within the German hierarchy, and examines why Guderian was so admired by some and so denigrated by others. Paperbackpages. Published October 1st by Greenhill Books first kenneeth February To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Guderianplease sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’m pretty inexperienced with military books so this approach to World War II was a new angle for me.
A biography of Heinz Guderian, the focus is on his professional life which spanned the period hedged by both world wars during which time he developed remarkably effective tank designs and tactics.
Not a Nazi himself, but portrayed as an archetypically ideal Prussian officer, Guderian is contrasted to Hitler and his sycophants.
Although such a military book was a departure from my normal approach I’m pretty inexperienced with military books so this approach to World War II was a new angle for me.
Although such a military book was a departure from my normal approach to history, my background in the period and the personalities involved allowed me to follow Macksey’s text with a fair degree of comprehension. Mackssey well written and not overly technical, I imagine this would not be a ,acksey rewarding read for someone less familiar with the historical background. Feb 08, William J.
Interesting book but the author was far too gracious with his praise of Gurderian.
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Macksey uses Field Marshal Lord Wavell’s standards for a high commander in history, ” The author concedes the fact that Gurderian never exercised truly independent command but he dismisses that with the assessment that Gurderian o Interesting book but the author was keneth too gracious with his praise of Gurderian. The author concedes the fact that Gurderian never exercised truly independent command but he dismisses that with the assessment that Gurderian often found ways to circumvent the orders of his superiors.
I don’t think the evidence supports that conclusion. Lo que nos cuenta. It deals with his creation of armored menneth which were so victorious in May, in France and also earlier in Poland and later in the Russian campaign in Smolensk. It gives his full credit for this. But it gets bogged down in the politics of the German General Staff and its relations with Hitler.
And finally absolves Guderian of knowledge of the Holocaust. So it misses its mark as objective, a military history or a political history. But is still a valuable read on that era. Interesting and intriguing cover of his wartime career by an excellent author. Wilson rated it it was ok Mar 02, Jutta rated it really liked it Jul 04, Yigal Gafni rated it really liked it Apr 30, Neal Flax rated it it was amazing Apr 01, Tom rated it liked it Sep 27, Michael Gawlinski rated it really liked it Nov 25, Martin rated it really liked it Jul 13, Scott Brackett rated it liked it Mar 02, Chad rated it liked it Apr 24, Kneneth rated it liked it Jul 10, One of many books by Macksey on Guderian.
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About Kenneth John Macksey. British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of keenneth Second World War. Macksey later wrote the authoritative biography of Hobart. Macksey gained a permanent commission inwas transf British author and historian who specialized in kneneth history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War.
Macksey gained a permanent commission inwas transferred to the Royal Tank Regiment inreached the rank of major in and retired from the Army in Amongst many other books, Macksey wrote two volumes of alternate history, one, entitled Invasion, dealt with a successful invasion of England by Germany in and the other describing a NATO—Warsaw Pact clash in the late s.
The latter book was done under contract to the Canadian Forces and focuses on the Canadian role in such a conflict.
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