In the Battle of Stalingrad (23 August – 2 February ), Germany and its allies fought the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad (now Volgograd) in Southern by fierce close-quarters combat and direct assaults on civilians in air raids, it is one of the bloodiest battles in the history of warfare, with an estimated 2 million total on: Stalingrad, Russian SFSR, Soviet . It depends on how you want to look at the battle. If there is only one book on Stalingrad that you want to read, then I would suggest “Enemy at the Gates” by Craig. But this book is long on personality and short on military strategy. If you want p. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: - Kindle edition by Beevor, Antony. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: /5(). The Battle of Stalingrad was not only the psychological turning point of World War II: it also changed the face of modern warfare. From Antony Beevor, the internationally bestselling author of D-Day and The Battle of Arnhem. In August , Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name/5(80).
The unexpected Soviet counter-offensive forms the climax of Vasily Grossman’s novel Stalingrad, one of the great novels of the 20th century, and now published in English for the first time. The siege of Leningrad is one of the great tragedies of 20th century European history. Like the Holocaust and the Gulag, it’s something we all have a moral duty to know about. I’d like to see these five books pressed into the hands of every 18 year old, so they can understand the depths of brutality and stupidity that Europe descended into in the not so distant past, and make sure . Stalingrad book. Read 95 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate has been hailed as a twentieth-century W /5. The received wisdom about this book is that it was an orthodox Soviet account of the siege of Stalingrad and that it lacked the complexity and .
This book by noted writer Antony Beevor joins three others that are essential English language "classics" on Stalingrad. These important books are John Erickson's "The Road to Stalingrad: Stalin's War with Germany" and Joel Hayward's "Stopped at Stalingrad: The Luftwaffe and Hitler's Defeat in the East " and Earl Ziemke and Magna Bauer's Cited by: There are too many categories to single one book out as 'best', but my favorite book is 'Stalingrad, The Fateful Siege' by Antony Beevor. This is an up close and personal look at the battle. It is not a detailed study but focuses on those on the front line and in the rubble, and also details the inner workings of von Paulus and his staff. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege is a narrative account of the Battle of Stalingrad in the Second World War. This book would transform the reputation of Anthony Beevor, a former British Army officer, and would be later translated into 18 languages. World War II - The Eastern Front 5/10 - The Siege of Stalingrad 4/9 - The Siege book The Falklands War - The Untold Story Stalingrad: The Battle for the.