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Armor and Blood
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Dennis E. Showalter has taught history at Colorado College since 1969. He has also served as a distinguished visiting professor at both the United States Military Academy and the United States Air Force Academy and is a former president of the Society for Military History.

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"The size and the brutality of the vast tank battle at Kursk appalls, this struggle that gives an especially dark meaning to that shopworn phrase 'last full measure.' Prepare yourself for a wild and feverish ride over the steppes of Russia. You can have no better guide than Dennis E. Showalter, who speaks with an authority equaled by few military historians."--Robert Cowley, founding editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History

"A fresh, skillful, and complete synthesis of recent revelations about this famous battle . . . As a myth buster, Armor and Blood is a must-read for those interested in general and military history."--David M. Glantz, editor of The Journal of Slavic Military Studies

"Dennis Showalter's account of the nightmarish battle of Kursk is as lively as it is expertly researched and analyzed. When two industrial military societies send their top armored units into a head-on collision, the horrific result is like none other in the history of modern battle--and only someone of Showalter's scholarly skills can sort out myth from fact, in this gripping account of the most important battle on the Eastern Front."--Victor Davis Hanson, the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, author of The Savior Generals "Once again Professor Showalter has produced a wonderful popular history. Armor and Blood is an account of the Battle of Kursk written with panache, wit, and eloquence, and based on up-to-date research into the Soviet and German archives. This is both a great read and a fundamental reconsideration of the battle."--Williamson Murray, co-author of Moment of Battle: The Twenty Clashes That Changed the World

"Refreshingly crisp, pointed prose . . . Throughout, [Showalter] demonstrates his adeptness at interweaving discussions of big-picture strategy with interesting revelations and anecdotes. . . . Showalter does his best work by keeping his sights set firmly on the battle at hand, while also parsing the conflict for developments that would have far-reaching consequences for the war."--Publishers Weekly

"Showalter . . . goes far toward rescuing the Battle of Kursk from undeserved obscurity."--Kirkus Reviews

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