Stalingrad by Antony Beevor


By Antony Beevor

  • Release Date: 1998-07-01
  • Genre: Military
Score: 4.5
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The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare

Beevor's latest book Ardennes 1944: The Battle of the Bulge is now available from Viking Books 

Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.

In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five-month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost; then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides, fighting in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions. As a story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is unprecedented and unforgettable.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


  • Highly Recommended

    By 1Adds2213
    This book is great for military history fans. This is easy to read and contains a lot of well-researched information, which made it a very interesting book for me.
  • Excellent book... however, about the iBooks edition

    By Thoueris
    I love me my Mac and I have loooong been an Apple-only customer... however, the pictures from the book in this iBooks edition, as with other iBooks editions of historical books with pictures, looks like they we're photocopied on an old library photocopier in 1987 and then photographed and scanned and pasted into the book... Utterly ridiculous for a cutting edge technology company trying to provide an electronic edition to replace the physical book... for those of you old enough to remember 'mimeographed' copies from grade school, that's exactly what these looked like: mimeographed copies of pictures...
  • Very poor rendition into Ebook

    By Gpeake
    My on-star rating applies to the quality of the conversion of the text into an Ebook. It appears that a temp worker simply scanned the pages into PDF format (or something like that), and as a result, very few footnotes make it into the text, and none link to the end notes. Also, apostrophes and em dashes are consistently omitted or erroneously reproduced. There are many other such errors throughout. The publisher, Penguin, should be ashamed. The overall effect of the utter lack of attention to detail in converting this book to an Ebook is one of distraction: I kept asking myself as I read this, what kinds of errors am I not able to notice, and is this book, in its printed form, as loose and error-filled as the Ebook version? I strongly advise against buying this in Ebook version if you care at all about reading the book the way I presume the author intended it to be read.
  • Great read

    By R_free1972
    Great book, amazing detail that made me understand the true horrors of what happened at Stalingrad and its importance to the outcome of the second world war.