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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.
You don't have to be a history or military buff to enjoy this book. It reads like a novel, focusing on the "characters" (the leaders, officers and soldiers who waged the war)... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Carlos Aguilar
This is one of the best books I have ever read just behind Shelby Foote's Civil War Trilogy! I highly recommend!Published 9 days ago by Derrickhand
Excellent history. Enphasized life of the ordinary soldier, very interesting. Lots of quotes from letters of soldiers, giving insight into what their experience was.Published 14 days ago by Nancy Larsen
the battle of Stalingrad was one of the most important and also one of the deadliest in history
it seems, though, that the author was more intent on cramming in as many facts... Read more
Everyone that knows anything about Stalingrad or any other major siege/battle knows the grand stuff. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Christopher
Wow! One of the most if not the most horrific period of warfare not only in the Second World War but war itself. Powerful, painful, disheartening and heroic. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lynn E. Sykes
Hair-on-the-back-of-the-neck descriptions of action & atrocities by both sides. Excellent research backed by primary documents.Published 2 months ago by John R. Solis
I rated this book as a very good read. But it would have been better with detailed maps of the battle.Published 2 months 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