Stalingrad

Stalingrad

[the Fateful Siege, 1942-1943]

Paperback - 1999
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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

Beevor's latest book  Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge  is now available from Viking Books 

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.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1999.
ISBN: 9780140284584
0140284583
Characteristics: xv, 493 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

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rpavlacic
Feb 11, 2015

A brilliant retelling of one of the bloodiest, and most ill-advised, land campaigns in history. If the phrase "Never Again" means anything, we should think this battle.

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MGallagher
Mar 11, 2013

Wonderful book! So well written and researched! Horrible how human folly can lead to such a disaster in human lives and suffering! A must read for anybody interested in WWII history.

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Jesse Winger
Sep 08, 2011

This book is a most read it is fantastic and clearly the author put a lot of effort and time into this book the historical accuracy is magnificent.

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