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Beevor, Antony, 1946-

This authoritative text recreates the battle for Stalingrad that became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome and vicious war for the Eastern front

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Penguin, 2007
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Statement of responsibility: Antony Beevor
ISBN: 0141032405, 9780141032405
Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-485) and index.
Note: Originally published: London: Viking, 1998.
Physical Description: xvii, 493 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Stalingrad, Battle of, Volgograd, Russia, 1942-1943.

Author note

Antony Beevor's latest book isArdennes 1944 - Hitler's Last Gamble. He is the author ofCrete - The Battle and the Resistance, (Runciman Prize),Stalingrad,(Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize for Literature),Berlin - The Downfall,The Battle for Spain(Premio La Vanguardia), andD-Day: The Battle for Normandy, (Prix Henry Malherbe and the Royal United Services Institute Westminster Medal). His next workThe Second World Warwas another No. 1 international bestseller. His books have appeared in more than thirty languages and have sold more than six and a half million copies. According to theBookseller, 'Beevor is the bestselling historian of the BookScan era'.

A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received honorary doctorates from the Universities of Kent, Bath, East Anglia and York, and he is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent. In 2014, he received the Pritzker Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing.


A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle
Sunday Telegraph||A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history
The Times