by Antony Beevor
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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The classic international best-seller recounting the turning epic of the World Second World WarIn October 1942, an officer Panzer wrote “Stalingrad is no longer a city”.Animals to flee this hell; the hardest stones can’t bear it long, only men endure it.The Battle of Stalingrad became the center of Hitler and Stalin’s determination to win the horrible, cruel war on the Eastern FrontThe citizens of Stalingrad endured an incredible hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in every room of each building, was brutally destructive for both armies.But the final victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler’s territorial ambitions in Europe, and the beginning of its decline.An extraordinary history of engineering tactician, civil engineering, bravery and the nature of war itself, which changed the way history was written, Stalingrad is a testimony to the essential role of the Soviet war effort.A great story to tell againBeevor combines a soldier’s understanding of the realities of war with the narrative techniques of a novelist.It is a book that allows the reader to look into the face of battle “Orlando Figes, the Sunday Telegraph” brilliantly researched military history tour de force’ Sarah Bradford, The TimesAntony Beevor is the famous author of Stalingrad, who won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize of History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, andHis books have sold almost four million copies.
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