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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'm primed now to read Beevors work on the closing battle of World War II, "Berlin".
Beevor's book is an excellent account of the human aspect of the battle of Stalingrad as well as the political hubris swirling around this historic battle.
The book reads a lot like a novel with the narrative often switching between locations and people.
This is a very well written book in the popular history genre. I've read several books by Beevor and have yet to be disappointed.Published 4 days ago by Karl E. Cheney
This is a good, engaging and very detailed history of the German invasion of Russia from mid-1941 to early 1943, specifically centered on the battle and siege for (and of)... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Nigel Farquharson
I believe this was the most brutal battle during WW2. The story is so intense and descriptive that you remain glued reading it till your finished. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Mr. Bubles
A defining books on the eastern front. This is an extensive book. As in it covers a lot of details. Lots and lots. Tons and tons. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Superb. Superb. Superb. Nothing else to say. There's just no need.Published 1 month ago by stuart fogarty
In this masterpiece of non-fiction Beevor has captured the sheer tragedy and horror of the most decisive battle in the Second World War. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Scott Aitken