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New Kursk book - Kursk, The Battle of Prokhorovka

Post by JC » 01 Jul 2015 17:09

Chris Lawrence’s long awaited book: Kursk, The Battle of Prokhorovka, is finally at the printers! I have proof read all three drafts of the book over the last ten years or so and I can tell you that it is quite a book. It is more than 1600 pages and you won’t find more detail, on both the German side and the Soviet side, anywhere, and the maps are great! It deals with all actions of the 4 PzAOK and AA Kempf, focusing on XXXXVIII Pz.K., II SS Pz.K., & III Pz.K. and the Soviet forces opposing them, leading up to Prokhorovka and the combat thereabouts. Probably be on the book shelves by the fall. Dust jacket is below
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Re: New Kursk book

Post by Cult Icon » 01 Jul 2015 19:10

thanks for the news. I talked with Chris several months ago and it sounds pretty big. At this length, will it be released as a series?

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by JC » 01 Jul 2015 19:49

No series, just one really big book.

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by JC » 01 Jul 2015 19:59

OK, maybe this is big enough to read!
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Re: New Kursk book

Post by Ifor » 01 Jul 2015 20:42

Would know the cost yet?
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Re: New Kursk book

Post by krichter33 » 02 Jul 2015 06:13

Finally!!!!!!! I've literally been waiting 12 years for this book! This is promised to be as definitive an account that you will ever get! I've been at the Dupuy Institute since back in 2003 patiently watching the progress of this book! Lawrence's research is supposed to be impeccable, from both the Russian and German perspectives. It's also great that Tom at Aberdeen is publishing this one. I've been looking at his site the last few days, ever since I heard he was publishing the book, but it's not available for pre-order yet. Please keep us informed when we can buy it!!!!!!

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by JC » 02 Jul 2015 11:58

Chris is on vacation right now and as soon as I hear anything about price and availability I'll pass it along.

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by Mikko H. » 06 Jul 2015 21:14

I first heard of this book back in 1999 after buying Talonsoft's East Front II. The game has a number of text documents explaining the background for the battles and campaigns and one of them made a reference to this book -- due to be published in 2000 :D

Please post preorder information as soon as it's available. I just love books with more than 1000 pages!

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by JC » 06 Jul 2015 22:05

Yeah I got involved back then too. Unfortunately Chris got side-tracked by a book on the Iraq war and had to put Prokhorova aside for a few years. Soon as I have any availability info I'll post it here.

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by PanzermarschMkVI » 09 Aug 2015 12:17

Does anyone know the release date for this book, and who will be selling it ? please

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by krichter33 » 10 Aug 2015 01:16

Aberdeen books will be publishing and selling it, and I'm sure other booksellers will as well...It's not available yet for preorder. But I believe it is at the printers...

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by JC » 22 Aug 2015 21:45

The day we've all been waiting for has finally arrived : http://www.aberdeenbookstore.com/Bookin ... ?ID=253516

Don't forget to order thru Amazon to support AHF!

Enjoy!

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by krichter33 » 23 Aug 2015 01:34

FInally!!!!! I just reserved my order!

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by Mikko H. » 23 Aug 2015 15:20

Thanks for the heads-up! Also reserved my copy.

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Re: New Kursk book

Post by pintere » 23 Aug 2015 16:42

Despite the high price, I'm tempted to get it. Does anyone know to what extent the northern sector will be covered, if at all?

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