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Many believe Stalingrad to be the turning point of the war. The Nazi war machine proved to be fallible as it spread itself too thin for a cause that was born more from arrogance than practicality. The Germans never recovered, and its weakened defenses were no match for the Allied invasion of 1944. We know little of what took place in Stalingrad or its overall significance, leading Beevor to humbly admit that "[t]he Battle of Stalingrad remains such an ideologically charged and symbolically important subject that the last word will not be heard for many years." This is true. But this gripping account should become the standard work against which all others should measure themselves. --Jeremy Storey --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I rated this book as a very good read. But it would have been better with detailed maps of the battle.Published 20 hours ago by Kindle Customer
This book has good points and bad.
The good: thanks for putting out true number of lives lost on the eastern front.
The bad: Man where do I start... Read more
As Mr. Buckley and other reviewers above note, we are slowly beginning to access WWII from the Russian side, but with little input from the soldiers on the ground. Read morePublished 13 days ago by LouHoo
Beevor explains how the Nazis triumphed in destroying then seizing Stalin's city but lost it and lost their army and the the war. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Paul H. Stern
One of the best military documentary books ever. Not only gives chronological descriptions of the battle, complete with maps, but extensive documented commentary and explanation... Read morePublished 14 days ago by now what
I an a big fan of Beevor. Just finished his WW2 book and got exactly what I was looking for. His ability to deliver historical fact and weave in personal experiences of those who... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Joe Russell
Almost exactly the type of book I was hoping for pertaining to the battle of Stalingrad. Very detailed and written like a story rather than a 500 page recap of what army did what... Read morePublished 1 month ago by LCM1947