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An edition of Stalingrad (1998)

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An edition of Stalingrad (1998)

Stalingrad

1st American ed.
  • 4.17 ·
  • 6 Ratings
  • 48 Want to read
  • 3 Currently reading
  • 8 Have read
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Publisher
Penguin Books
Language
English
Pages
493

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In June 1941, German forces swept across Soviet territory in an offensive that finally brought them within twenty-five miles of Moscow. But in August 1942, the overconfident Hitler chose the wrong target, Stalin's namesake city on the Volga. The battle of Stalingrad is extraordinary in every way: the triumphant invader fought to a standstill; then the Soviet trap sprung, surrounding their attackers; and the terrible siege, with Germans starving and freezing, forced to fight on by a disbelieving Hitler. The story has never been told as Antony Beevor tells it here. He writes of the great Manichaean clash between Stalin and Hitler, and the strategic brilliance and fatal flaws of their generals. Stalingrad is first and foremost the story of the man on the ground, a soldier?s-eye view of fighting house-to-house on an urban battlefield, with helpless civilians caught in the crossfire. Beevor has gained access to Russian reports on desertions and executions that have never been seen by Western scholars, German transcripts of prisoner interrogations, and private letters and diaries. These help re-create the compelling human drama of the most terrible battle in modern warfare.

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Stalingrad
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Stalingrad
1998, Viking
hardcover in English - 1st American ed.

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New York

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-485) and index.

Classifications

Library of Congress
D764.3.S7B37 1998, D764.3.S7 B37 1998

The Physical Object

Pagination
xvii, 493 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages
493

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL18312662M
Internet Archive
stalingrad00beev
ISBN 10
0140284583
LCCN
98019346
OCLC/WorldCat
41407220
Library Thing
9569
Goodreads
542389

First Sentence

"Saturday, 21 June 1941, produced a perfect summer's morning."

Work Description

This gripping history is the definitive account of the battle that shifted the tide of World War II, conveying the experience of soldiers on both sides as they fought in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield.

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