Praise for STALINGRAD and LENINGRAD by Michael Jones - (:)
'A milestone in the treatment of the battle ... highly effective and utterly captivating. Previous accounts have been unable to fully convey the desperate ferocity of the battle. Now we see it in all its horror - and better understand the courage of Stalingrad's defenders. This is the finest history of its type published to date' (David Glanz)
'Where the book stands out is in the portrait of ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances ... Fluently written ... the uniquely terrible experience of suffering, especially of 1941-2, is effectively described' (BBC History)
'A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit' (HERALD)
'A mass of first-person material that has been cleverly assembled to paint a striking picture' (BBC History Magazine)
The thrilling history of the turning point of the Second World War, when Hitler's armies were halted on the Eastern Front
About the Author
Michael Jones has a PhD in History from Bristol University. He subsequently taught at Bristol Polytechnic, Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and now works freelance as a writer, media historical consultant and presenter. He has written two books and for the last 5 years he has conducted Battlefield Tours of the Eastern Front.