John Erickson (historian)

John Erickson (historian)

John R. Erickson (b. April 17,1929 South Shields, Eng. – d. Feb. 10, 2002 Edinburgh, Scot.) [cite news|url=|title=Professor John Erickson - Obituary|last=Dalyell|first=Tam|date=February 12, 2002|work=The Independent|accessdate=2008-05-15] , was a British historian who wrote extensively on the Second World War, with books on Operation Barbarossa and the Battle of Stalingrad.

He gave a considerable amount of on-screen opinion to the Battlefield (documentary series), in programs dealing with the Eastern Front and Armoured Warfare and appeared in subsequent documentaries.

He was Professor Emeritus and Honorary Fellow in Defence Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His wife, Ljubica Erickson, spent many years with her husband researching Russian military affairs, in particular the Soviet Army and the Soviet-German war.


*The Soviet High Command 1918-1941:A Military-Political History 1918-1941, St Martin's Press (Macmillan), London, 1962
*Panslavism , Routledge & Kegan Paul, for The Historical Association, London, 1964
*The Military-Technical Revolution, Praeger, New York, 1966 (Revised and updated papers from a symposium held at the Institute for the Study of the USSR, Munich, Oct. 1964)
*The Road To Stalingrad, Stalin's War With Germany Volume 1, Harper & Row, Publishers, New York 1975 ISBN 0060111410
*Soviet Military Power, Royal United Services Institution, London, 1976?
*Soviet Military Power and Performance, Palgrave Macmillan Press, London, 1979 ISBN 0333220811
*The Road To Stalingrad, Stalin's War With Germany Volume 1, George Weidenfeld & Nicholson, London 1983
*The Road to Berlin. Stalin's War with Germany Volume 2, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London 1983
*The Soviet Ground Forces: An Operational Assessment, Westview Printing, ISBN 0891587969
*Deep battle: The brainchild of Marshal Tukhachevski by Richard Simpkin in association with John Erickson, Brasseys's, 1987
*The Russian Front, a four part narrated televised series, Cromwell Films, 1998
*Barbarossa: The Axis and the Allies, Erickson, John and Dilks, David, eds., Edinburgh University Press, 1994 (contributors include Dmitri Volkogonov, Harry Hinsley, Klaus-Jurgen Muller, Klaus Reinhardt)
*Hitler Versus Stalin: The Second World War on the Eastern Front in Photographs, Carlton Publishing Group, 2004 ISBN 1844427277


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