"[A] stunningly comprehensive, four-volume encyclopedia probing Germany's 'Genius for War' over a period of four centuries. . . . [T]he most complete overview of German military history ever to appear in the English language."
"The entries are well written and engaging and could easily be used by students at both the high school and college level.
This is a recommended source for those who are interested in military history."
"A massive work of extraordinary scholarship throughout, Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History is a definitive military history that is impressively well written, organized and presented. Informed, informative, and thoroughly 'reader friendly', Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History is strongly recommended as a core addition to community and academic library Military History reference collections in general, and German History collections and supplemental reading lists in particular."
"Anyone looking for a quick overview of key themes and events in Germany's rich military history over the last four hundred years will find the work useful."
"Sweeping, comprehensive, and meticulous. Germany at War is an authoritative reference work for any reader interested in the tragic, compelling history of German conflicts during the past four centuries."
"David Zabecki has once again provided a first-class contribution for both scholars and students of German military history. In this case Germany at War: 400 Years of Military History represents a wonderful source and reference book for the past 400 years in which Germany has been at the center of European conflicts. It also provides a number of primary source documents that should prove very useful to history teachers at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Originally aimed at libraries, Germany at War represents much more—a work that students and scholars will find of great use in their own home libraries."
"A truly outstanding reference work, this encyclopedia treats the military history of Germany from the start of the Thirty Years' War in 1618 to the present. Edited by distinguished military historian General David Zabecki, it has more than 1,000 entries with the latest scholarship on key individuals, battles, and campaigns. It also covers influential books, strategy and tactics, and key weapons systems. Also included are 77 key documents. The German military has played a highly influential role in the histories of Europe and the world, and this work should be of great interest to scholars and students alike."