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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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Edward
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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
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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
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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...
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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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5.0 Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943
War-writing at its best, Antony Beevor's Stalingrad deserves its fame as the definitive English-language history of WW2's pivotal battle. One can almost imagine oneself as a German army officer, hands stiffening with cold, as the Russian Communists blast your men into oblivion. I really felt like th...
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