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David M. Glantz (born January 11, 1942) is an American
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known for his books on the
Red Army The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army,) frequently shortened to Red Army, was the army and air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR or RSFSR; rus, links= ...
during
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and as the
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of '' The Journal of Slavic Military Studies''. Born in Port Chester,
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, Glantz received degrees in history from the
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and the
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. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College,
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, Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, and U.S. Army War College. Glantz had a career of more than 30 years in the
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, served in the
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, and retired as a
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colonel
in 1993.


Teaching career

Glantz was a Mark W. Clark visiting professor of History at
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.


Activity after retirement

Glantz is known as a military historian of the Soviet role in
World War II World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved —including all of the great powers—forming two opposing s: the and the . In a total war directly involving m ...
. He has argued that Soviets involvement in the war has been prejudiced in the West, which relies too much on German oral and printed sources without being balanced by a similar examination of Soviet source material. He has been criticized for some of his stylistic choices, such as inventing specific thoughts and feelings of historical figures without reference to documented sources, in a review about his book on
Operation Mars Operation Mars (Russian: Операция «Марс»), also known as the Second Rzhev-Sychevka Offensive Operation (Russian: Вторая Ржевско-Сычёвская наступательная операция), was the codename for ...
.


Awards and honors

*2000
Samuel Eliot Morison Prize The Society for Military History is a United States–based international organization of scholars who research, write, and teach military history Military history is a humanities discipline within the scope of general historical recording of ...
for lifetime achievement given by the
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*2020
Pritzker Literature Award The Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing (formerly Pritzker Military Library Literature Award 2007-2013) is a literary award given annually by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library."Soviet Offensive Ground Doctrine Since 1945"
''Air University Review'', March–April 1983 * 1984 Art of War symposium, ''From the Don to the Dnepr: Soviet Offensive Operations – December 1942 – August 1943'', A transcript of Proceedings, Center for Land Warfare, US Army War College, 26–30 March 1984 * 1985 Art of War symposium, ''From the Dnepr to the Vistula: Soviet Offensive Operations – November 1943 – August 1944'', A transcript of Proceedings, Center for Land Warfare, US Army War College, 29–3 May 1985 * 1986 Art of War symposium, ''From the Vistula to the Oder: Soviet Offensive Operations – October 1944 – March 1945'', A transcript of Proceedings, Center for Land Warfare, US Army War College, 19–23 May 1986
''August Storm: The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria'' by David M. Glantz
(PDF)
''August Storm: Soviet Tactical and Operational Combat in Manchuria, 1945'' by LTC David M. Glantz
(PDF)

* ttps://www.armyupress.army.mil/Portals/7/combat-studies-institute/csi-books/glantz2.pdf ''Soviet Defensive Tactics at Kursk, July 1943'' by COL David M. Glantz


Books

* * * * * * ''The History of Soviet Airborne Forces'' (1994) * ''Soviet Documents on the Use of War Experience: The Winter Campaign, 1941–1942'' (Cass Series on the Soviet Study of War, 2), David M. Glantz (Editor), Harold S. Orenstein (Editor) *
When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler
' (1995) * ''The Initial Period of War on the Eastern Front, 22 June – August 1941: Proceedings of the Fourth Art of War Symposium'', Garmisch, October 1987 (Cass Series on Soviet Military Experience, 2), edited by Colonel David M. Glantz, Routledge (1997) * ''Stumbling Colossus: The Red Army on the Eve of World War'' (1998) * ''Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster'' (1998) ** Reviewed by John Erickson in ''The Journal of Military History'', Vol. 63, No. 2 (April 1999), pp. 482–483, , . * ''Zhukov's Greatest Defeat: The Red Army's Epic Disaster in Operation Mars, 1942'' (1999) * Foreword to ''Forging Stalin's Army: Marshal Tukhachevsky and the Politics of Military Innovation'' by Sally Stoecker * ''The Battle of Kursk'' (1999) * ''Barbarossa: Hitler's Invasion of Russia 1941'' (2001) * ''Captured Soviet Generals: The Fate of Soviet Generals Captured by the Germans, 1941–1945'', Aleksander A. Maslov, edited and translated by David M. Glantz and Harold S. Orenstein, Routledge; first edition (2001), * ''The Siege of Leningrad, 1941–1944: 900 Days of Terror'' (2001) * ''Belorussia 1944: The Soviet General Staff Study'', Soviet Union Raboche-Krestianskaia Krasnaia Armiia Generalnyi Shtab, Glantz, David M. (Editor), Orenstein, Harold S. (Editor), Frank Cass & Co, 2001 * ''The Battle for Leningrad, 1941–1944'' (2002) * ''Before Stalingrad: Barbarossa, Hitler's Invasion of Russia 1941'' (Battles & Campaigns), Tempus, 2003 * ''Battle for the Ukraine: The Korsun'-Shevchenkovskii Operation'' (Soviet (Russian) Study of War), Frank Cass Publishers, 2003 * ''The Soviet Strategic Offensive in Manchuria, 1945: August Storm'' (2003) * ''Atlas and Operational Summary: The Border Battles, 22 June–1 July 1941''; daily situation maps prepared by Michael Avanzini, Publisher: David Glantz, 2003 * ''Hitler and His Generals: Military Conferences 1942–1945: The First Complete Stenographic Record of the Military Situation Conferences, from Stalingrad to Berlin'', Helmut Heiber and David M. Glantz editors (English edition), Enigma Books; (2005) * ''Colossus Reborn: The Red Army at War, 1941–1943'' (2005) * ''Companion to Colossus Reborn: Key Documents and Statistics'' (2005) * ''Red Storm Over the Balkans: The Failed Soviet Invasion of Romania, Spring 1944'' (2006) * ''Stalingrad: How the Red Army Survived the German Onslaught'', Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors, Jones, Michael K. (Author), Glantz, David M. (Foreword) 2007 * ''To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German Combat Operations, April–August 1942'' (The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 1) (Modern War Studies) with Jonathan M. House, University Press of Kansas, 2009 * ''Armageddon in Stalingrad: September–November 1942'' (The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 2) (Modern War Studies) with Jonathan M. House, University Press of Kansas, 2009 * ''Endgame at Stalingrad: November 1942'' (The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 3, Book 1) (Modern War Studies) with Jonathan M. House, University Press of Kansas, 2014 * ''Endgame at Stalingrad: November 1942'' (The Stalingrad Trilogy, Volume 3, Book 2) (Modern War Studies) with Jonathan M. House, University Press of Kansas, 2014 * ''After Stalingrad: The Red Army's Winter Offensive 1942–1943'' * ''Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July–10 September 1941 Volume 1'', Helion & Company, 2010; * ''Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July–10 September 1941 Volume 2'', Helion & Company, 2012; * ''Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk, 10 July–10 September 1941 Volume 3'', Helion & Company, 2014; * with Mary E. Glantz. ''The Battle for Belorussia: The Red Army's Forgotten Campaign of October 1943 – April 1944'', University Press of Kansas, 2016; * ''Operation Don's Main Attack: The Soviet Southern Front's Advance on Rostov, January–February 1943'', University Press of Kansas, 2018 * ''Operation Don's Left Wing: The Trans-Caucasus Front's Pursuit of the First Panzer Army, November 1942–February 1943'', University Press of Kansas, 2019


See also

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Battle of Kursk The Battle of Kursk was a Second World War World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a that lasted from 1939 to 1945. It involved —including all of the great powers—forming two opposing s: th ...
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Eastern Front (World War II) The Eastern Front of World War II World War II or the Second World War, often abbreviated as WWII or WW2, was a global war A world war is "a war War is an intense armed conflict between states State may refer ...
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Operation Barbarossa Operation Barbarossa (german: link=no, Unternehmen Barbarossa), also known as the German invasion of the Soviet Union, was the code name A code name, call sign or cryptonym is a code word In communication Communication (from Latin ''c ...

Operation Barbarossa
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Red Army The Workers' and Peasants' Red Army,) frequently shortened to Red Army, was the army and air force of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Russian SFSR or RSFSR; rus, links= ...
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Russian military deception Russian military deception, sometimes known as ''maskirovka'' (russian: маскировка, lit=disguise), is a military doctrine developed from the start of the twentieth century. The doctrine covers a broad range of measures for military de ...
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Siege of Leningrad The siege of Leningrad (russian: links=no, блокада Ленинграда; german: links=no, Leningrader Blockade) was a prolonged military blockade A blockade is an effort to cut off supplies, war material Materiel or matér ...
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Slavistics Slavic studies (North America), Slavonic studies (Britain and Ireland) or Slavistics (borrowed from Russian ''славистика'' or Polish ''slawistyka'') is the academic field An academic discipline or academic field is a subdivision of kno ...
* Soviet offensive plans controversy


References


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External links




''The Journal of Slavic Military Studies''

Archived contents of Journal of Soviet Military Studies 1988-92
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