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Stalingrad by Antony Beevor
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Jan 27, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: history, non-fiction

This was the first book that I ever read by Antony Beevor. I've been a fan of his ever since.
Antony Beevor writes in a clear and logical way that reveals the full horror and tragedy of Stalingrad. His work strives to understand the human element and suffering on both sides of the battle and simultaneously effectively lays out the strategic and tactical elements of the commanders and the sheer insanity of Stalin and Hitler. His empathetic look at the conditions of the German soldiers and POWs in the final chapters of the book is a powerful reminder that war is not about valor and bravery but about death and suffering. And death and suffering is not only reserved for the losers, but also the victors as Beevor also explores the suffering of the Russians and their tremendous sacrifice.

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