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May 01, 1999 | ISBN 9780140284584

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“A fantastic and sobering story…fully and authoritatively told.”—The New York Times

“Stalingrad’s heart-piercing tragedy needed a chronicler with acute insight into human nature as well as the forces of history. Antony Beevor is that historian.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Easily the most complete and objective picture of the battle’s scale and ferocity that American readers have ever read.”—Dallas Morning News

“Magnificent…Certainly the best narrative of the battle yet to appear and…not likely to be surpassed in our time.”—John Keegan

Table Of Contents

StalingradList of Illustrations and Maps

Part One. ‘The World Will Hold Its Breath’

1. The Double-Edged Sword of Barbarossa
2. ‘Nothing is Impossible for the German Soldier!’
3. ‘Smash in the Door and the Whole Rotten Structure Will Come Crashing Down!’
4. Hitler’s Hubris: The Delayed Battle for Moscow

Part Two. Barbarossa Relaunched

5. General Paulus’s First Battle
6. ‘How Much Land Does a Man Need?’
7. ‘Not One Step Backwards’
8. ‘The Volga is Reached!’

Part Three. ‘The Fateful City’

9. ‘Time is Blood’: The September Battles
10. Rattenkrieg
11. Traitors and Allies
12. Fortresses of Rubble and Iron
13. Paulus’s Final Assault
14. ‘All For the Front!’

Part Four. Zhukov’s Trap

15. Operation Uranus
16. Hitler’s Obsession
17. ‘The Fortress Without a Roof’
18. ‘Der Manstein Kommit!’
19. ‘Christmas in the German Way’

Part Five. The Subjugation of the Sixth Army

20. The Air-Bridge
21. ‘Surrender Out of the Question’
22. ‘A German Field Marshall Does Not Commit Suicide with a Pair of Nail Scissors!’
23. ‘Stop Dancing! Stalingrad Has Fallen’
24. The City of the Dead
25. The Sword of Stalingrad

Appendix A: German and Soviet Orders of Battle, 19 November 1942
Appendix B: The Statistical Debate: Sixth Army Strength in the Kessel
Source Notes
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