Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

Kobo ebook | May 1, 1999

byAntony Beevor

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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.


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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 warfareBeevor'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 o...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:May 1, 1999Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101153563

ISBN - 13:9781101153567

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy read and very interesting Fantastic overview and also in dept analysis of one of the most well known battles in world history. Great to read on the Kobo since you get all this aditional information regarding events occured or historical persons just a touch of your finger away.
Date published: 2015-06-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Eye-popping ! Amazing what they went through - both sides. All because of a lunatic and the gang of thugs that surrounded him and propped up his fantasies. Well crafted account with no partisan mud slinging and geat story-telling. A huge, complex plot with lots of moving parts, including drama and suspense. Nicely done !
Date published: 2014-06-24
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 stalingrad:the fateful seige 1942-1943 it rocked! Don't be cheap!
Date published: 1999-07-25