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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.
quite simply epic in its scale of research. some unique/touching/mystifying insights into the human psyche - how could this happen in the 20th century?!? Read morePublished 12 hours ago by Pete
How anyone could rate this book as less than 5 stars is beyond me. I've read at least 100+ books about WWII and this is at the very top. Read morePublished 20 days ago by doctordave77
I don't see where some of these reviews get the pro-German, anti-Russian attitude about the author. For one thing, Beevor is an ethical historian and one of the best concerning... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Odn
Extremely exhaustive dealing with this critical moment of history. Easy read though.Published 1 month ago by James H. Nelson III
A thorough telling about the siege of Stalingrad from both sides. Very detailed throughout the book in regards to the conditions both sides faced. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robert Sparrenberger
This ia a poorly formatted version of a great book (e.g. illustrations 21-26). For this reason it receives 1 star. I will buy it again, if they update it.
This my first book of this author, and I must say it stunned me by the truthful presentation of the history and the real-life situations in it. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alexander