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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. From Antony Beevor, the internationally bestselling author of D-Day and The Battle of Arnhem.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.Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.
Number of Pages: 493
Sub-Genre: Military / World War II, Military / Strategy
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Antony Beevor
Street Date: May 1, 1999
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-9704
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Kevin — 11 months ago
Antony Beevor is one of my favorite writers on the Second World War. Any book by him is bound to be a good read and this is no exception. As for Target.com, the book arrived in great condition and a day early so I was very pleased with their service.