Oct 04, 2007 this is the best history book i had read in a long time. The fateful siege, 19421943 gets 5 stars for the epic battle history presented here. Pdf stalingradthe fateful siege19421943 ariel raphaeli. The idea behind this book is to show, within the framework of a conventional historical narrative, the. Antony beevor leads up to the events at stalingrad with some background to the siege and its aftermath. The fateful siege, 19421943 from the worlds largest community of readers. What beevor conveys better than others is the sheer brutality of the eastern front and the stalingrad battle.
This book would transform the reputation of anthony beevor, a former british army officer, and would be later translated into 18 languages. In august 1942, an overconfident adolf hitler would attempt to invade stalins namesake city on the volga. Stalingrad was published in the philippines under the title of stalingrad. Schroter was among the german war correspondents staff at stalingrad. Stalingrad was a city in russia where nazi germany and the soviet union fought for control. The fateful siege is a narrative account of the battle of stalingrad in the second world war. Stalingrad strikes a good balance between presenting the facts whilst remaining readable. I wanted the to read about the fate of stalingrad but this book gives so much detailes about the battle that it is hard to grasp everything.
The battle of stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point o. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read stalingrad. His book stalingrad was awarded the samuel johnson prize for nonfiction. What is the best book to read about the battle of stalingrad. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading stalingrad. It is worth the read, especially if you are interested in the eastern front and are looking for a beginner book on the topic. Stalingrad is a topclass laymens history of an epic and important battle in world war 2. His book stalingrad was awarded the samuel johnson prize for nonfiction, the wolfson history prize, and the hawthornden prize in 1999. Stalingrad part 1 of 3 audiobook full by atony bevoor stalingrad part 1 of 3 audiobook full by atony bevoor. The battle of stalingrad is extraordinary in every way. The fateful siege, 19421943 by antony beevor, artemis cooper and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Stalingrad by antony beevor 1999, paperback for sale online. Beevor returned to the subject with his 2002 book berlin. The fateful siege 194243, and has been translated into 18 languages.
Stalingrad by antony beevor and artemis cooper 1998. The english paperback version was published by penguin books in 1999. This book starts with operation barbarossa and goes on towards the fateful siege of the city stalingrad. Stalingrad is a narrative history written by antony beevor of the battle fought in and around the. I am careful whenever i read a history that is identified as a narrative history. Military history books sometimes suffer from being a trawl through facts and figures which makes them a chore to read.
He presents a fairly broad view of the conflict, whilst regularly relying on short anecdotes to give things a personal feel. In the fivemonth siege that followed, the russians fought to hold stalingrad at any cost. The fateful siege, 1942 1943 by antony beevor education materials historical books history of world wars world war ii. From antony beevor, the internationally bestselling author of dday and the battle of arnhem. What is the definitive book on the wwii battle of stalingrad. If there is only one book on stalingrad that you want to read, then i would suggest enemy at the gates by craig. The tragedy proceeds in five dramatic sectionsthe world will hold its breath, barbarosa relaunched, the fateful city, zhukovs trap, and subjugation of the sixth armyand 25 chapters. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. The book was pitched just right for me, with enough detail provided but remaining readable without too much effort. Beevors stalingrad is a powerful history of one of the biggest battles in history. In august 1942, hitlers huge sixth army reached the city that bore stalins name. The city that defeated the third reich by jochen hellbeck at indigo. The fateful siege, 19421943 offers rare insight into how the critically flawed relationship between the german military and the nazi party leaders gave the red army a crucial advantage.
Booko collects this information from user contributions and sources on the internet it is not a definitive list of editions. The battle of stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of world war ii. Stalins war with germany and joel haywards stopped at stalingrad. Stalingrad quotes by antony beevor goodreads share book. Factual, concise, with a historians impartiality, beevor nevertheless tells these stories of agony, terror, and suffering with empathy and affecting detail. These important books are john ericksons the road to stalingrad. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. He writes in a clear and logical way that reveals the full horror and tragedy of stalingrad. Oct 30, 2017 it depends on how you want to look at the battle. Stalingrad covers the battle of stalingrad during world war ii. This book by noted writer antony beevor joins three others that are essential english language classics on stalingrad.
Stalingrad is a topclass laymens history of an epic and important. The fateful siege 19421943 is book written by the british military historian, antony beevor. Stalingrad the fateful siege 1942 1943 antony beevor. It turned the tide and the fortunes of the allies and started the mighty push back of the third reich. It is hard to avoid good and evil generalisations whenever an author chooses to write about war.
The luftwaffe and hitlers defeat in the east 19421943 and earl ziemke and magna bauers moscow to stalingrad. That the soviet regime was almost as unforgiving towards its own soldiers as towards the enemy is demonstrated by the total figure of,500 executions, both summary and judicial, during the battle of stalingrad. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. In the fivemonth siege that followed, the russians fought to.2 800 869 69 890 459 1248 252 481 1369 1168 346 435 869 1304 1354 1049 650 1106 1465 1593 1335 883 78 1130 1153 1586 331 1062 389 395 873 181 445 1359 1553 848 179 938 700 373 696 536 517 1152 664 253 984 1442