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Stalingrad : The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 (Paperback) (Antony Beevor)
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Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterialStalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle. In August 1942, ******'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 ****** 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.
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 — 5 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.