gripping history is the definitive account of the battle that shifted
the tide of World War II.
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 caught their Nazi enemy in
an astonishing reversal.
As never before, Stalingrad conveys
the experience of soldiers on both sides as they fought in inhuman
conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. Antony
Beevor has interviewed survivors and discovered completely new material
in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including reports of
prisoner interrogations, desertions, and executions. The battle of
Stalingrad was the psychological turning point of World War II; as
Beevor makes clear, it also changed the face of modern warfare. As a
story of cruelty, courage, and human suffering, Stalingrad is
unprecedented and unforgettable.