Antony Beevor began his career as a professional officer in the 11th Hussars. He is the author of several books, including The Spanish Civil War, Crete and The Mystery of Olga Chekhova. With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he wrote Paris After the Liberation, but he is best known for his books Berlin and Stalingrad, the international No 1 bestseller, and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Price and Hawthornden Prize. He lives in London and Kent.
Artemis Cooper is the author of several books, including Cairo in the War 1939-1945 and Writing at the Kitchen Table. Her grandfather, Duff Cooper, was the first post-war British ambassador to Paris, and his private diaries and papers provide one of the unpublished sources for this book.
This book manages a difficult task: to make a serious historical account readable for the non-specialist. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Paul Bowes
Classic Beevor, essential reading for those interested in political machinations leading up to fall of Paris, après-guerre France and de Gaulle's ascent to power. Read morePublished 11 months ago by jumac
A fascinating book,telling the reader a lot that our European neighbours would prefer,even now, to keep shrouded from public gaze, the German Wartime occupation of Paris,and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by michael john madine
Beevor's research is awesome, it records the personal as well as the institutional, the emotional as well as the poltical and economic. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Anthony M. Godley
A very readable account of life after the second world war, the only thing letting it down is the constant use of the french language assuming that the reader is conversant in... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Terry Howgate
I bought it having read the book on the Normandy landings by same author which was excellent.i found this one a bit of who was doing what re the liberation of Paris and a bit... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Mr. B. A. Hauxwell