Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

by Antony Beevor

Penguin Group US | May 1, 1999 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 is rated 5 out of 5 by 11.
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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Published: May 1, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101153563

ISBN - 13: 9781101153567

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superbly narrated history Antony Beevor possesses the rare gift of being historically knowledgeable and literally gifted at the same time. His account of the dreadful siege of Stalingrad is the best I have read. So much so in fact, that even though I read it on a very warm summer evening, I felt a chill in my bones while reading of the conditions the German 6th army endured outside Stalingrad due to Hitler's relentless and misguided resolve. This is a story without victors or heroes, without good guys and bad guys ... it possesses only human beings who are forced by political and national affiliation to bare the very worst that humanity and nature can throw at them. This book is as uplifting as it is terrifying, and is a must-read for anyone interested in military history.
Date published: 2005-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING Quite simply put, I have never enjoyed a book of any genre more than Stalingrad. I feel sorry for anyone who hasnt absorbed this excellent read.
Date published: 2005-02-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ... I'm speechless... dig in your sofa for change! your gonna want to buy this book!
Date published: 2003-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book An informative and entertaining look at the events leading up to and the seige of Stalingrad. Story reads like a novel and is peppered with personal accounts gleaned from letters home and interogation documents. Great book.
Date published: 2001-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW ! A great book. Had to read it twice. The realism was too much. My feet are still shivering !
Date published: 2000-11-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best This is one of the best books I have ever read!!
Date published: 2000-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent! The best book I have read about the significant battle. Very systematic and objective. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2000-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Beevor's account of the seige and disaster at Stalingrad is by far the most compelling, spellbounding and interesting works I have ever read. From the opening paragraph to the final chapter, I found I couldn't put the book down. It is meticulously researched, and extremely well written. For anyone remotely curious and interested in the history of our past century, it is a must read. I will undoubtedly encourage my social studies and history students to read it.
Date published: 2000-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read For anyone interested in history this should be required reading. The horror of Stalingrad surpasses that of any other battle I can think of, of this century or any other... well-written, 400+ pages but you don't notice them.
Date published: 2000-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great account of an epic battle... I bought this book while on vacation and read through it quite quickly... I was surprised at how drawn in I was. It's hard to believe people lived through this, I'd recommend this book to anyone even slightly interested in war.
Date published: 1999-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from stalingrad:the fateful seige 1942-1943 it rocked! Don't be cheap!
Date published: 1999-07-25

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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

by Antony Beevor

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: May 1, 1999

Publisher: Penguin Group US

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1101153563

ISBN - 13: 9781101153567

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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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