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  1. Rob_ert

    Rob_ert New Member

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    Hi. I just finished the last book in the World War II series by Jeff Shaara. I liked them a lot. Are there any books like his that cover the Eastern front? Thanks.
     
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    Found this. Hope it helps.

    https://www.amazon.com/Novel-World-War-II-Book/dp/B00WKNMQIY

    A Novel of World War II (4 book series)
    Kindle Edition
    by Jeff Shaara (Author)

    From Book 1: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is Jeff Shaara at his best, giving us another superb [and] historically grounded novel of one of the most dramatic struggles of World War II.”—George McGovern

    Utilizing the voices of the conflict’s most heroic figures, some immortal and some unknown, Jeff Shaara tells the story of America’s pivotal role in World War II: fighting to hold back the Japanese conquest of the Pacific while standing side-by-side with her British ally, the last hope for turning the tide of the war against Germany. As British and American forces strike into the soft underbelly of Hitler’s Fortress Europa, the new weapons of war come clearly into focus.

    In North Africa, tank battles unfold in a tapestry of dust and fire unlike any the world has ever seen. In Sicily, the Allies attack their enemy with a barely tested weapon: the paratrooper. As battles rage along the coasts of the Mediterranean, the momentum of the war begins to shift, setting the stage for the Battle of Normandy. The first book in a trilogy about the military conflict that defined thetwentieth century, The Rising Tide is an unprecedented and intimate portrait of those who waged this astonishing global war.
     
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    Sorry, I was too quick. Seems there is little about the eastern front by Shaara.
     
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    No Less Than Victory

    Seems to cover mostly the western front but also something of the battle of Berlin. Seeems like not much of the eastern front on the whole....

    But in May 1945, the German army collapses, and with Russian troops closing in, Hitler commits suicide. As the Americans sweep through the German countryside, they unexpectedly encounter the worst of Hitler's crimes, the concentration camps, and young GIs find themselves absorbing firsthand the horrors of the Holocaust. Presenting his riveting account through the eyes of Eisenhower and Patton and the young GIs who struggle face-to-face with their enemy, and through the eyes of Germany's old soldier, Gerd von Rundstedt, and Hitler's golden boy, Albert Speer, Jeff Shaara carries the reader on a journey that defines the spirit of the soldier and the horror of a madman's dreams.

    Beevor is good to cover the big battles I think.Stalingrad,Berlin, and I think he did Leningrad as well (??)

    I like also Christer Bergström books on the eastern front , he does alot of the air war

    Christer Bergstrom, author of 23 World War II books
     
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    Well, Shaara is a historical fiction author, is that what you are looking for? Novels set on the Eastern Front.
     
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    Yes.
     
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    Above and this one , very good. These Stahl and Luther correct a lot of long-held dated beliefs. IMG_3397.JPG
     
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    You might also look at Gunter Koschorrek's Blood Red Snow. Another first person look at the German invasion. I found it very compelling. I also read Eastern Inferno and found it equally good. I really enjoy these first person accounts.
     
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    May I add: THE ANVIL OF WAR: German Generalship in Defense on the Eastern Front and FIGHTING IN HELL. Both of these books are collections of monographs by German generals Erhard Rauss and Oldwig v. Natzmer. They were written at the request of the U.S. Army Historical Section shortly after the war and edited by Peter G. Tsouras. The intended readership was to be Allied generals so as to give them an idea of their post-war enemy and what was needed to defeat Soviet Armies. They give descriptions of several battles with maps as examples. Hopefully, Amazon will have copies.
     
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    I have read this one also and agree fully with Lou's assessment.
     

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