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by Kenneth Macksey


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This book is back in print! Greenhill books is publishing it. This book is better than Macksey's Guderian and it even seems that Macksey believes that Kesselring was the superior strategist compared to Guderian. In the end you realize that Kesselring stood near the top of Germany's World War II generals.

Evaluating military leadership is, of course, notoriously difficult and .

Evaluating military leadership is, of course, notoriously difficult and controversial, with constantly shifting parameters as to what constitutes "brilliance. And without doubt Kesselring was a highly skilled and effective leader. Macksey's glowing assessment of Kesselring thus seems strangely at odds with his own evidence. Nor does he deal in any substantive way with key issues of Kesselring's personality.

Kenneth John Macksey MC (1 July 1923 – 30 November 2005) was a British author and historian who specialized in military history and military biography, particularly of the Second World War. Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served during the Second World War (earning a Military Cross under the command of Percy Hobart). Macksey later wrote the (authoritative) biography of Hobart.

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Macksey was commissioned in the Royal Armoured Corps and served in World War II (winning a Military Cross ) under th. .Kesselring : German master strategist of the Second World War. London: Greenhill Books.Amongst many other books, Macksey wrote two volumes of alternate history, one dealing with a successful invasion of England by Germany in 1940, and the other describing a NATO - Warsaw Pact clash in the late 1980s. The latter book was done under contract to the Canadian Forces and focuses on the Canadian role in such a conflict  .

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Kesselring : German Master Strategist of the Second World Wa. They give a clear and compelling picture of Kesselring as a master strategist, brilliant commander and vital figure in the German military machine. Format Hardback 264 pages.

By (author) Kenneth Macksey. Dimensions 14. 6 x 24. x 3. 6mm 58. 7g. Publication date 01 Nov 1996. Publisher GREENHILL BOOKS. Publication City/Country London, United Kingdom.

Originally published as From triumph to disaster. London : Greenhill Books, 1996. Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index

Originally published as From triumph to disaster. Includes bibliographical references (pages 230-232) and index

Kesselring is a complete and in-depth biography of this key German commander who was a master strategist of the Second World War. The book is based on pioneering research and access to Kesselring's private papers.

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Gavirgas
One of the best of the German Generals whether in his role of revitalizing the Luftwaffe, operating in North Africa or Commanding German forces in the Sicily withdrawal and during the Italian campaign. Except for his smear as a result of the killing of Italian partisans he was one of the best adversaries of the allied forces. Rick Atkinson`s second book of his very readable history of WWII goes into depth on the strategy of "Smiling Al" Kesselring.
Vivados
This book is back in print! Greenhill books is publishing it. This book is better than Macksey's Guderian and it even seems that Macksey believes that Kesselring was the superior strategist compared to Guderian. You always new that the Field Marshal was one of the top German generals based on the German's defensive efforts in Italy and now you can finally know this amazing man. Macksey points out that Kesselring's lack of publicity was usually due to his modesty and unwillingness to "play the German propaganda machine" as Rommel did through out his career. From World War I, the rise of the Luftwaffe, the battle of Britain, Barbarossa, and finally the Mediterranean front, Kesselring's genius and mistakes are covered in detail. In the end you realize that Kesselring stood near the top of Germany's World War II generals. Macksey is brings Kesselring alive in his book and by the end of the book you may discover what I did -- empathy for this amazing man.
Foiuost
While my copy of Kesselring was the ancient hardcover edition, it took me until last year to finally get around to reading it. This is a disappointing book in that it is typical of much of military history written 30 to 40 years ago. Lacking in the original detail that comes with a well-researched study, this generalized text provides neither balance or a real portrait of this enigmatic general. Macksey fails to rise above his bias or provoke any new discussion on "Smiling Albert" with this mundane biography. My copy went straight to the recycle bin.
Kesselring: German Master Strategist of the Second World War (Greenhill Military Paperbacks) download epub
Historical
Author: Kenneth Macksey
ISBN: 1853674222
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Greenhill Books (February 19, 2006)
Pages: 264 pages