Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

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Penguin, May 1, 1999 - History - 560 pages
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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 caught their Nazi enemy in an astonishing reversal. As never before, Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides as they fought in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony Beevor has interviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including reports of prisoner interrogations, desertions, and executions. The battle of Stalingrad was the psychological turning point of World War II; as Beevor makes clear, it also changed the face of modern warfare. As a story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable.
 

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Wonderful coverage of a terrifying moment in history - 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

Review: Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943

User Review  - Mansal Denton - Goodreads

Beevor seems to have research that doesn't exist for anyone else. Of course, this is more of a testament to his skills as a researcher as opposed to any accusation! Read full review

Review: Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943

User Review  - Timothy Boyd - Goodreads

Excellent overview of the fight of the German 6th army. The books takes you through the initial success and eventual loss and surrender of the army and it's general. Very good war book. Very recommended Read full review

Contents

WEHRMACHT
RED ARMY ON THE STALINGRAD AXIS
ARCHIVAL SOURCES
INTERVIEWS AND UNPUBLISHED ACCOUNTS
PREFACE
CHAPTER 3
CHAPTER 4
CHAPTER 5
CHAPTER 14
CHAPTER 15
CHAPTER 16
CHAPTER 17
CHAPTER 18
CHAPTER 19
CHAPTER 20
CHAPTER 21

CHAPTER 6
CHAPTER 8
CHAPTER 9
CHAPTER 10
CHAPTER 11
CHAPTER 12
CHAPTER 13

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About the author (1999)

Antony Beevor is the author of a number of histories, including "The Spanish Civil War" and "Stalingrad," which has been published in twenty-three languages and was awarded the first Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, the Wolfson History Prize, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature.

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