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5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding book
Beevor has succeeded in weaving a compelling, thoroughly researched piece of work documenting one of the darkest periods in modern history. The enormity of catastrophe that befalls first the Soviet citizen and Red Army following Germany's invasion, right through to the encirclement and starvation of the German Sixth Army, are described in a riveting (and sobering)...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sympathy for the devil
I thought this book would be an impartial account of one of the climactic battles of WWII, but instead it turned out to be an anti-soviet propaganda piece with more than a little sympathy for the nazis and a number of factual errors and tactical omissions. Criticising the red army for executing deserters while not mentioning the thousands of Germans of the 6th army...
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3.0 out of 5 stars A battle to match the trenches of WW1, 14 Sept. 2013
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Cover 4.0 A fight to the end in a picture. I saw the sniper film and then read this book. Depressing in many ways and only 70 years ago. Just think what might have happened if Hitler had not turned East after the Battle of Britain. Another BODOT.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Youth of Today, 8 July 2014
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The Youth of Today do not, on any level, understand the sacrifices their forefathers made to keep them in good shoes, clean books and away from wars, which is why I bought this book, and on refection, I still don't understand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beevor at his best, 31 July 2013
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This is the best description of a WWII battle that I have read to date. It examines every aspect of the conflict and studies the characters involved and their individual contribution to this cruel episode of confrontation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One can never research a book enough, 10 Sept. 1999
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A facinating book that truly proves magnificent research makes a magnificent book. With the falling of the wall some of the truth may finally come out of the true history of that theatre of war.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth reading, 23 April 2000
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An excellent book on one of the major turning points of the 2nd World War, but because of the books need for historical accuracy I feel the human aspect of this tragedy has been overlooked.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary, 27 May 2014
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One of the best historical books I have ever read. No other book I have read comes anywhere near to describing the conditions in Stalingrad in 1941-1943
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 25 Sept. 2010
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This is the best war history ever written - makes you believe you're there. His subsequent work failed to match this standard.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent and chilling book, 11 July 2014
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This tells a complicated story in a vivid and engaging way. An incredible achievement which I thoroughly enjoyed. Really great
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3.0 out of 5 stars Beevor - Stalingrad, 31 Dec. 2012
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I had hoped for more from this book, it seems to lack some details of the actual tactics, fighting and the "Rattenkrieg".
I found D-Day better.
Worth reading but don't hold your breath.
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent, 1 April 2005
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stalingrad is one of the best books ive read.its fantastically written and researched and it really does take you to the battle.
this is THE book to read if you have an interest in war.its a master piece of human tribulation.he takes history to the next level.loved every page of it.I also recommend Berlin.
Beevor really has taken this heart rending tragedy and turned it into a masterpiece. top marks.
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