Robert M. Citino is the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at the National World War II Museum. His many books include the multi-award-winning The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943; Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942; and The German Way of War: From the Thirty Years' War to the Third Reich, all published by Kansas.
"An account and analysis of German military operations in the last year of World War II that is sure to enlighten anyone who wants some insight into the way that war ended and how the German military tried to cope with a multi-front conflict. Balanced and thoughtful reviews of plans and events on both sides of the fronts, careful utilization of an enormous literature, and shrewd judgments characterize a book that will receive and merit attention for many years." - Gerhard L. Weinberg, author of A World at Arms: A Global History of World War II "Written with his customary verve and lively prose, Citino also displays his typically penetrating insight, formidable research, and depth of knowledge in describing German operations in the often overlooked last year and a half of the war. He shows a keen understanding of the German dilemma, a propensity for sharp observations, and, as always, a knack for challenging conventional wisdom. This is a compelling and thought-provoking book brimming with insight that forces the reader to reflect on the personalities and operations-both a product of a distinctive military culture-that continued to fuel the Nazi war machine until the bitter end of this most destructive war. A worthy successor to his earlier works on the Wehrmacht." - Stephen G. Fritz, author of Ostkrieg: Hitler's War of Extermination in the East "Citino combines accuracy, balance, and brilliant writing. Along with Death of the Wehrmacht: The German Campaigns of 1942 and The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943, this book is a must for anyone who wants to understand the Wehrmacht." - Geoffrey Megargee, author of Inside Hitler's High Command