Glantz really did a great job, quite objectively described the chronology of events and details of military operations. Nevertheless, all that concerns our internal russian cuisine (repression, the prewar events, human portraits, etc.) - as usual with foreigners, a lot of myths and nonsense.
such as Tukhachevsky described as a brilliant theorist and teacher Zhukov. Zhukov himself in his memoirs, he describes in detail the process of learning/formation, but Tukhachevsky mentioned a few minor episodes; and the genial designer of artillery Vasily Grabin (F22, zis3, zis2, tank guns to the T34, etc.) in his memoirs describes the confrontation with Tukhachevsky and his subversive activities against the Soviet Union, only Stalin's private participation allowed Grabin create first-class artillery for the Soviet army.
I really like the movie "Gone with the Wind" '39, but the American Civil War there is a one-sided - Southerners such valiant knights, and Northerners - the barbarians and the cynics. Glantz about the same level, versed in the relations within the USSR, unfortunately, the principal amount of serious research on this topic is published only by russian.
If you read Glantz, focusing on the events and skipping his philosophical amateurism, this book is one of the best.
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