Written by Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad is a narrative history of the epic battle fought in and around the city of Stalingrad during World War II. It was published by Viking Press in 1998.
The book won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature in 1999.
About the book
The book starts with Operation Barbarossa
, the German
invasion of the USSR
in June 1941, and the subsequent drive into the Soviet Union. Its main focus is the Battle of Stalingrad
, and it details the following battles and war crimes
committed by both sides. The book ends with the defeat of the Germans and the beginning of the Soviet advance on Germany. Beevor returned to the subject with Berlin: The Downfall 1945
The book was published in the United States
under the title of Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege 1942-43
, and has been translated into 18 languages. The English paperback
version was published by Penguin Books
- Antony Beevor, Stalingrad - Viking 1998 - ISBN 0-14-024985-0 (Paperback) and ISBN 0-670-87095-1 (Hardcover)