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May 29, 2001
| ISBN 9780553581386
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Jan 13, 2010
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May 29, 2001 | ISBN 9780553581386
Jan 13, 2010 | ISBN 9780307574602
Berlin, January 1945.The war draws to a close, but the fight for a vanquished city — and for history — is just beginning.In the final months of the war in Europe, the last act of a five-year conflagration is about to be played out. As Allied generals surround the mortally wounded Nazi military machine, strategies are being formed on a greater scale than even generals can imagine.While Churchill fumes helplessly, Roosevelt makes crucial decisions that will cede Berlin to Stalin and the Russians. The stakes are no less critical for ordinary men and women, fighting to live another day….From the chaos of the eastern front, to the desperation of a single Jewish man hidden in a Berlin basement, to the burning ambition of an American photojournalist, Robbins animates the giants who shaped history and breathes life into the heartbreaking struggles of those who merely lived it.
Berlin, January 1945The war draws to a close, but the fight for a vanquished city–and for history–is just beginning. On the heels of the critically acclaimed War of the Rats , the new master of historical suspense, David L. Robbins, turns his compelling vision on the waning months of World War II, when world leaders engage in a dicey game of cat and mouse to ultimately determine the fate of the second half of the twentieth century.The End of WarIn the final months of the war in Europe, the last act of a five-year conflagration is about to be played out. Allied generals move their war-hardened armies around the mortally wounded Nazi military machine. But strategies are being formed on a greater scale than even generals can imagine. While Churchill fumes helplessly, Roosevelt makes crucial decisions that will cede Berlin to Stalin and the Russians.The stakes are no less critical for ordinary men and women, fighting to live another day. On the ground are young Russian soldiers driven by vengeance into the teeth of the still-deadly Nazi army; American forces push forward under the political motives of a canny commander- in- chief; and the British, aloof, at odds with their Yankee counterparts, see in these last fateful moves a devastating betrayal by Washington and Moscow.The End of War vividly animates the giants who shaped history and breathes life into the heartbreaking struggles of those who merely lived it. From the chaos of the trenches on the eastern front, to the desperation of a single Jewish man hidden in a Berlin basement by a terrified mother and daughter, to the burning ambition of an American photojournalist determined to capture on film the defining moment of the war, Robbins ushers us into the sweep of history and the drama of the human face of war.An epic novel exploding with the urgency of battle and history in the making, here is The End of War.
David L. Robbins is the bestselling author of War of the Rats, Liberation Road, Last Citadel, Scorched Earth, The End of War, and Souls to Keep. Robbins also teaches advanced creative writing as a visiting professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University Honors College. He divides his time between… More about David L. Robbins
"Gripping … breathtaking."— New York Post"Robbins renders his real people superbly … a notable accomplishment. … Brilliant storytelling by an author … in absolute control of his material."— Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Don’t miss David L. Robbins’s first stunning novel of WWII:War of the RatsAvailable now from Bantam Books
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