- Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date:
- 04 October 2007
- General & World History
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An evocative page-turner about a momentous moment in WW 2 history. The people, more than the divisions and weaponry, is what you notice the most.
This was a fantastic, comprehensive account of the battle of Stalingrad and I barely put it down once I had opened it. This was the best of the 3 Beevor books I have read by far ('fall of berlin' and 'battle for spain' being the other 2).
Beevor documents very accurately a titanic struggle between two unforgiving dictators. This is an exhausting but thrilling read.. Beevor is the very best in describing the turning point in WW II. The book is a classic.
I’ve read almost every book on Stalingrad. This is one of the best but more important, it’s the most up-to-date. When the USSR collapsed and historians were able to get into their wartime archives, lots of information was found that we never knew. The author benefited from that. Besides his research, which is excellent, I think I found one mistake, he is a very skillfull writer. Don’t start reading this at night or you’ll stay up.
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