1950 (age 68)|
|Institutions||United States Army Command and General Staff College|
|Main interests||Military history: World War II; Cold War|
|Notable works||Books on the Soviet-German war|
Jonathan M. House (June 22, 1950) is an American military historian and author. He is a professor emeritus of military history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College. House is a leading authority on Soviet military history, with an emphasis upon World War II and the Soviet influence upon modern operational doctrine. Together with David Glantz, he wrote multiple books on the Red Army operations on the Eastern Front, most notably When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler.
Education and career
A 1971 graduate of Hamilton College, in 1975 House completed his history doctorate and was commissioned out of Army ROTC at the University of Michigan. After numerous courses at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School (1978, 1979-80), he completed masters degrees in strategy (Command and General Staff College, 1984) and intelligence (King's College London, 2017). As a junior officer, he taught at the army's Armor School, Intelligence Center and School, and Command and General Staff College.
House served as an intelligence analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff at The Pentagon during both the 1991 and 2003 conflicts with Iraq. He retired as a colonel of military intelligence. House is the author of Toward Combined Arms Warfare: a Survey of 20th-century Tactics, Doctrine, and Organization (1984) A Military History of the Cold War, 1944-1962 (2012), and Controlling Paris: Armed Forces and Counter-Revolution, 1789-1848 (2014).
Historian of German-Soviet War, 1941–1945
Together with David Glantz, House co-authored several books on the military history of the Eastern Front, including The Battle of Kursk (1999); To the Gates of Stalingrad: Soviet-German combat operations, April–August 1942 (2009); Armageddon in Stalingrad: September–November 1942 (2009); and Endgame at Stalingrad (2014). In 1917, House was the primary author of a consolidated volume entitled simply Stalingrad. All books were published by the University Press of Kansas.
Their first collaboration, When Titans Clashed, was described upon initial publication in 1995 in an H-Net review as "belong[ing] in every college library and on the shelves of all World War II historians". The book was reissued in 2015 in an expanded edition; it was described by the military historian Steven Zaloga as "the best overview of the combat record of the Red Army in the Second World War".
- Figes, Orlando (18 February 1996): "The Eastern Front", The New York Times
- WorldCat Identities
- WorldCat Identities
- Howard D. Grier (1996): Book Review: David Glantz, Jonathan House. When Titans Clashed: How the Red Army Stopped Hitler, H-Net
- Zaloga, Steven (2010): "Companion to the Red Army 1939-1945"