Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

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Penguin, May 1, 1999 - History - 560 pages
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The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare

Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.

In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions. As a story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable.

Look out for Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge coming from Viking Books on November 3, 2015 

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Wonderful coverage of a terrifying moment in history - Goodreads
A good introduction to these events. - Goodreads
Excellent overview of the fight of the German 6th army. - Goodreads
Brilliantly researched, and a great read. - Goodreads
The book is well written and easy to read. - Goodreads
Beevor is also an engaging writer. - Goodreads

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A good introduction to these events. Read full review

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User Review  - Sainath Sunil - Goodreads

Antony Beevor brings out the defining battle of stalingrad from the perspective of the ordinary soldiers on the front. often war reduces casualties to mere numbers, beevor puts a face to that number. highly recommended for an unbiased insight from both russian and german sides. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

British historian Antony Beevor was born on December 14, 1946. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst and studied under the well-known World War Two historian, John Keegan. Beevor was an officer with the 11th Hussars for five years before becoming a writer. His works have received awards including the Runciman Prize, the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature. The French government made him a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1997, and in 2008 the president of Estonia awarded him the Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana. In 1999 Beevor was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He received the 2014 Pritzker Military Museum and Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing. In 2015 he made The New Zealand Best Seller List with his title Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble.

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