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  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032405
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $24.99
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Stalingrad




The international mega-bestseller that redefined military history, reissued for the 75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles in history

In October 1942, a Panzer officer wrote 'Stalingrad is no longer a town... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure'.

The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe, and the start of his decline.

An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery and the nature of war itself, which changed how history is written, Stalingrad is a testament to the vital role of the Soviet war effort.

  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032405
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the author

Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor's books include Crete - The Battle and the Resistance, which won a Runciman Prize; Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Berlin - The Downfall, which received the first Longman ­History Today Trustees' Award; and, most recently, The Battle for Spain. His books have appeared inthirty foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies.

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Praise for Stalingrad

'Captivating . . . Jingoistic statues never pay a proper tribute to the dead, but honest books, like this one, certainly do'

Vitali Vitaliev, Guardian

Antony Beevor gained access to the unplumbed records, and he reveals the full awfulness and human cost of the conflict with scholarly verve and deep sympathy. The pity of war has seldom been rendered so well

Ben Macintyre

A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle

Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph

A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history

Sarah Bradford, The Times

Antony Beevor's account of this historic turning-point is truly powerful, written with a compelling narrative drive . . . This is a fine achievement

David Pryce-Jones, Daily Mail

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