"Ivan's War" is great - covers alot about atrocities. "The Red Army" was written by a Russian academic in 1943.
It tells the Russian point of view with nothing negative.
State (and Stalin) approved I am sure. Some good facts.
"Tank Rider" is wonderful but over-looks atrocities "Stalin" may be the most riveting book I have ever read!
"Stalingrad" tells the whole story from both sides. This book "Stalin" was presented to me by the
curator of Stalin's bunker out side of Moscow.
A truely facinating and thrilling account. A MUST! Another great book. Some differences between events
about the battle in Beevor's book.
This is a two cd set being sold in Moscow during the big
May 9th celebration in 2010. One CD contains songs of era,
the other "letters" from Soviet Military personnel during the war. It was a present to me from our interpreter "Olga"
Very highly detailed. Uses the daily logs from both
the German and Soviet armies. Includes interviews
of soldiers and officers who lived the battle.
Not for beginners.
This Handbook for Infantrymen is translated
from the original and has good diagrams.
It is sold on Ebay and is a must for Museum
curators and reenactors.
I got a "Nook" reader a while ago - so most of my readings are now electronic and I can't supply a picture of the cover. But here is a list of what I have been doing:
Hitler and Stalin - The eastern front 1941-1945. By John Mosier. Good reading - confirms much.
Encyclopedia of World War II Battles. Great reference.
Moscow 1941. By Rodric Braithwaite. Very good - what the people of Moscow went through.
World WarII Soviet Armed Forces. By Nigel Thomas and Darko Pavlovic. Another reference for
curator and reenactor.