Ardennes 1944: Hitler's Last Gamble

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Penguin Books, Limited, Sep 8, 2016 - History - 496 pages
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The 1944 German offensive in the Ardennes forest “had brought the terrifying brutality of the eastern front to the west,” concludes Antony Beevor in this book. And “terrifying brutality” is an ... Read full review

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Antony Beevor is the finest World War II historian around and "Ardennes 1944", while not at the level of "The Battle for Spain" or "Stalingrad", is a very good account of the Battle of the Bulge, that ... Read full review

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Antony Beevor is the author of Crete- The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), Berlin- The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), D-Day- The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), The Second World War, Ardennes 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist) and Arnhem. The number one bestselling historian in Britain, Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-three languages and have sold over eight million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.

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