Aleksei Isaev was born in 1974. Since the year 2004 up to the present date, he has written approximately 20 books on the history of the Eastern Front in the Second World War, with a particular emphasis on the events of 1941 and the Stalingrad battle. His particular research interest today is the war's final period. In the years 2007-2010, he worked as an academic scholar in the Russian Ministry of Defense's Institute of Military History. He was a contributor to the new 12-volume official Russian history of the war. Thanks to the opening of the previously classified military archives in Russia, since then he has done a lot of work with the war's documents as an independent scholar.
A dream for the Eastern Front games...a major contribution to the very early part of the war. Winner of the 'Miniature Wargames Recommends' award for October 2017. * Miniature Wargames - Chris Jarvis * In one nice publication the reader will get useful images as well as handy information. * DetailScaleView * For the images alone this book is well worth the asking price, I had not realised how many different tanks the Russian army possessed...An excellent read and a book that sets the record straight without any of the Normal Russian propaganda. * Army Rumour Service * Aleksei Isaev's premise that tanks were not responsible for the Germans' superiority in this battle is an interesting one but doesn't detract from his overall assessment of the batttle, which is thorough and charged with intense atmosphere. Superb. * Books Monthly *