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  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032405
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.99

Stalingrad


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Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments.

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, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort.

  • Pub date: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780141032405
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 512
  • RRP: $24.99

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 in thirty foreign editions and sold nearly four million copies.

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Praise for Stalingrad

“A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history”

Sarah Bradford, The Times


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