Stalingrad (book)

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Stalingrad
The Cover of Stalingrad
Author Antony Beevor
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Military history
Genre Non-fiction
Publisher Viking Press, Penguin Books
Publication date
6 May 1999
Pages 494
ISBN ISBN 0-14-024985-0 (Paperback)
OCLC 40646157

Written by Antony Beevor, Stalingrad is a narrative history of the epic battle fought in and around the city of Stalingrad during World War II, as well as the events leading up to it and those which occurred afterward. It was first published by Viking Press in 1998.

The book won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature in 1999.

About the book[edit]

The book starts with Operation Barbarossa, the German invasion of the USSR in June 1941, and the subsequent drive into the Soviet Union. Its main focus is the Battle of Stalingrad, in particular the period from the initial German attack to Operation Uranus and the Soviet victory. It details the subsequent battles and war crimes committed by both sides. The book ends with the defeat and surrender of the Germans in February 1943 and the beginning of the Soviet advance on Germany. Beevor returned to the subject with Berlin: The Downfall 1945.

Publication notes[edit]

The book was published in the Philippines under the title of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege 1942-43, and has been translated into 18 languages. The English paperback version was published by Penguin Books in 1999.

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