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    John Mosier
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In his latest book "Cross of Iron": Mosier is able to deftly critique the German military in under three hundred pages. Soviet Union which occurred in June 1941. f. The proud German Army lost any semblance of honor becoming uniformed thugs under the strong fist of Hitler and his evil cronies. He gets you thinking as he gives you the mental tools to see behind the veil of standardized Anglo-American studies of the conflict.

John Mosier is an American academic known for his work in English, film . Cross of Iron: The Rise And Fall of the German War Machine, 1918-1945, Henry Holt & Co, 2006, hardcover, 336 pages, ISBN 0-8050-7577-1.

John Mosier is an American academic known for his work in English, film, and history Mosier received his P. in 1968, from Tulane University. In addition to his books on military history, Mosier is a former film critic and serves on Cannes Film Festival committees. Grant, Palgrave Macmillan, 2006, hardcover, 193 pages

In "Cross of Iron", John Mosier essentially continues where he left in "Blitzkrieg Myth", except that we get a continuous story about the German Armed Forces from 1918 to 1945 in addition to a deeper explanation of wh. .

In "Cross of Iron", John Mosier essentially continues where he left in "Blitzkrieg Myth", except that we get a continuous story about the German Armed Forces from 1918 to 1945 in addition to a deeper explanation of why much of what is written about it and its methods in WWII is partly distorted from reality. As concluded in his last book, the training and institutional memory were key factors in the Wehrmacht's successes on the European battlefields. In this book he elaborates extensively on this subject, drawing to attention several issues like: The selection process of the Weimar Republics officers, and how this 100 000 man army consisted mostly of officers and NCO's.

Their war machine succeeded against more powerful Allied armies until, in both wars, it was crushed by . Through simliarly stunning revelations, Mosier forces a reevaluation of the reasons behind the French withdrawal, the Russian contribution, and Hitler as a military thinker. In smooth, economical prose, incorporates a number of thought-provoking insights and hypotheses.

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Cross of Iron: The Rise and Fall of the. German War Machine, 1918–1945. Deathride: Hitler Versus Stalin-. The Eastern Front, 1941–1945. Published by the Penguin Group.

The Rise and Fall of the German War Machine, 1918-1945. Acclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War I, John Mosier continues his pioneering work in Cross of Iron, offering an intimate portrait of the twentieth-century German army from its inception, through World War I and the interwar years, to World War II and its climax in 1945. World War I has inspired a vast mythology of bravery and carnage, told largely by the victors, that has fascinated readers for decades.

John Mosier, author of books on the first and second world wars,is also a film critic and a full professor at Loyola University in New .

John Mosier, author of books on the first and second world wars,is also a film critic and a full professor at Loyola University in New Orleans.

A riveting account of the origins and development of the German army that breaks through the distortions of conventional military historyAcclaimed for his revisionist history of the German Army in World War I, John Mosier continues his pioneering work in Cross of Iron, offering an intimate portrait of the twentieth-century German army from its inception, through World War I and the interwar years, to World War II and its climax in 1945.World War I has inspired a vast mythology of bravery and carnage, told largely by the victors, that has fascinated readers for decades. Many have come to believe that the fast ascendancy of the Allied army, matched by the failure of a German army shackled by its rigidity, led to the war's outcome. Mosier demystifies the strategic and tactical realities to explain that it was Germany's military culture that provided it with the advantage in the first war. Likewise, Cross of Iron offers stunning revelations regarding the weapons of World War II, forcing a reevaluation of the reasons behind the French withdrawal, the Russian contribution, and Hitler as military thinker. Mosier lays to rest the notion that the army, as opposed to the SS, fought a clean and traditional war. Finally, he demonstrates how the German war machine succeeded against more powerful Allied armies until, in both wars, it was crushed by U.S. intervention.The result of thirty years of primary research, Cross of Iron is a powerful and authoritative reinterpretation of Germany at war.

Grosho
This book gives an excellent overview of the German military from the end of World War One to the end of the second world war.
As such it is an excellent addition to other books of this genre.
The author however takes this history one step further than any of the others and argues that, given the special circumstances that existed between the military and the people of Germany, the military leadership had a moral, social and therefore legal responsibility to stage a coup d'état against the National Socialist government as soon as the Nazis had come to power in the early 1930s or at least by 1937/1938.
By implication it follows that any military having close social, cultural and ethical ties with a nations people has an equal responsibility to move against a government that is at odds with the people.
This author has written a series of very readable and interesting histories. Occasionally he makes a mistake (and some of them are howlers), but overall a person interested in the war history of the twentieth century could easily do worse than read his books.
Granirad
Mosier has earned a reputation as a grenade-throwing heretic with his MYTH OF THE GREAT WAR wherein he suggests that the Brits did not single-handedly win WWI and with his THE BLITZKRIEG MYTH wherein he suggests that the Wehrmacht's early successes were due to mere competence rather than some magic formula. He continues with a thought provoking analysis of the German army during the World Wars and how they excelled despite serious flaws and problems. One must respect his logic even if disagreeing with him. Makes you think and takes you a bit off the beaten path. Suggested for any serious military library.
Riavay
I've always enjoyed John Mosier's books, and yet this particular book seemed less consistent and coherent. He'd make one statement, "the med was an Italian Lake" then follow it up with a comment about how GB's ships were sinking lots of Italian ships and the Italians were afraid to sortie out. His comments about tank technology was often contradictory and sometimes incorrect (such as the Panzer III & IV only having 4 crew and the Panther only being bigger and having 5 crew).
Joony
Dr. John Mosier is a professor of English Literature at Loyola University in New Orleans who has become well known for his controversial studies of World Wars I and II. In his latest book "Cross of Iron": Mosier is able to deftly critique the German military in under three hundred pages. The author makes several cogent comments on the strengths and grave weaknesses of Hitler's powerful army, Mosier is fun to read for those of us who are history buffs. He gets you thinking as he gives you the mental tools to see behind the veil of standardized Anglo-American studies of the conflict. Mosier:"
a. Avers that Hitler was a man of supreme evil who, nevertheless, had a good strategic sense for battle despite the ire of the entrenched but myopic German military top brass.
b. Hitler's most egregious and fatal mistake was to declare war on the United States with its massive manpower pool and industrial might which proved fatal to the chances of Germany winning the war.
c. The German Army was a tough customer whose greatest assets were its speed, esprit de corp and institutional memory.
d. Mass production of weapons was impossible in the Third Reich which focused on family, motherhood and community .
e. The Nazis diversion to Yugoslavia, Greece and Crete was militarily a foolish move which delayed the massive assault on the Soviet Union which occurred in June 1941.
f. The proud German Army lost any semblance of honor becoming uniformed thugs under the strong fist of Hitler and his evil cronies. The military took part in atrocities, aided in the Holocaust murders and failed to prevent the slaughter of prisoners of war.
g. The Soviets would not have been able to defeat the Germans without the tremendous support of the Western allies, especially and overwhelmingly by the Americans, to give them the tools, food and logistical help they needed in defeated the Germans.
This book would be excellent reading for a university level course on World War II. It is a short book but I got more meat to chew over regarding military weaponry, airpower and strategy than I have garnered from reading much longer and duller books on the subject.
Kaim
John Mosier has given an excellent account of the German war machine with this book. It is engaging, insightful and interesting and it doesn't get sidetracked from it's main focus as similar novels tend to when they are dealing with the author's assessment of a particular military force. The book is good reading. I couldnt put it down. If it has one drawback it is that it didn't go deeper into the actual descriptions of the main battles on the eastern front and some of it's troop dispositions may not be completely accurate. But I understand that that wasn't the main idea of the book and what he really wanted to do was present the history of the Wermacht in a way that would inform the reader on the basic evolution of the German army from WWI to WWII. In that Mosier has truly succeeded. I recomend this book to anyone but more importantly, for the beginning military officiando and quite possibly the American reader who hasn't yet grasped the fact that the enemy in World War II was in most aspects of warfare, probably better than our side.
Nilabor
We know who lost, but this invaluable work explains why. And also how and why the German Army sold it's soul and why
the West decided to ignore it.
Zorve
As a Vietnam combat soldier,I enjoy what Mosier writes because of the clarity and insight a new set of eyes brings to WWII history. It's refreshing.
Just like his other book on the first War. excellent use of original sources. Should be read by all readers interested in ww2.