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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor
Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140284584 (0140284583)
ASIN: 140284583
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 493
Edition language: English
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markk
markk rated it
4.0 The human side of an epic battle
Though the Second World War was decided in battles waged over several years and in multiple regions, the most important front of the war was the one in eastern Europe. There the German war machine which had conquered so much of Europe with seemingly little effort was ground down in an extended clash...
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Stalingrad
List of IllustrationsList of MapsPreface to the New EditionPreface--StalingradAppendix A: German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942Appendix B: The Statistical Debate: Sixth Army Strength in the KesselReferencesSource NotesSelect BibliographyIndex
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 Stalingrad
List of IllustrationsList of MapsPreface to the New EditionPreface--StalingradAppendix A: German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942Appendix B: The Statistical Debate: Sixth Army Strength in the KesselReferencesSource NotesSelect BibliographyIndex
"Check Six"
"Check Six" rated it
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My first Beevor, it was outstanding. I will be coming back for more. [b:Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943|542389|Stalingrad The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943|Antony Beevor|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1348217283s/542389.jpg|42137] gets 5 Stars for the epic battle history presented here. What Bee...
AC
AC rated it
I opted for an abridged version on audible, listened to at 2x speed while walking the dog --. A heavier focus on military history than I normally read, but a good enough overview in preparation for reading Vasily Grossman. Not, however, a really superb book, in my view -- though the editing/abridgm...
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