Military Review English Edition November-December 2015 - Page 131

MR REVIEW ESSAY ORDER IN CHAOS The Memoirs of General of Panzer Troops Hermann Balck Hermann Balck, edited and translated by David T. Zabecki and Dieter J. Biedekarken, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015, 578 pages FIGHTING THE COLD WAR A Soldier’s Memoir John R. Galvin, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, 2015, 568 pages C ertain distinguished senior military leaders tend to be overlooked by historians, resulting in public unfamiliarity with these soldiers. This is unfortunate, since some of these leaders have been hugely influential through their service during particular wars or conflicts— and within their countries and their armed forces. Their accomplishments and their influence should be known and appreciated by far more people. What are the reasons for this oversight? For some, it may be that these leaders were simply overshadowed by their peers, perhaps due to personali K