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Hubris

Advantages: A gripping and extraordinary episode in history
Disadvantages: You need a good interest in WW2

With a narrative that unfolds like a novel, this acclaimed book gives a comprehensive account of the events that lead to this brutal and epic episode of WW2. Author Beevor also provides a harrowing account of life in the city during the siege and the terr ...

Jake_Speed 26.03.2008 · Read full review
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Great story

Advantages: Great book, easy to read, mostly accurate
Disadvantages: Some Cold War cliches

I spotted this book while drinking coffee at Waterstones. Since it is pretty boring just to seat there doing nothing and since I have "history" as one of my "weak" spots I decided to give it a go. The first impression? The book is gripping! Once you open ...

mart6011 23.07.2001 · Read full review
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Stalingrad - is this book overhyped

Advantages: Detailed,easy to read,
Disadvantages: None

First of all, let me state that I am a keen reader of WWII material, but more specifically 1944. I do not consider myself an 'amateur historian' - my interest for this period in our history stems from the premise that I studied the subject for 'O' level ...

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A Compelling Read And A Compelling Plea

Advantages: Well written narrative, perceptive analysis, interesting style; where do I stop?
Disadvantages: An interest in Modern History helps!

The word compelling is probably the most apt to describe Antony Beevor’s work on the battle that changed the tide of the war. A compelling narrative would have been interesting enough; but in the style of an excellent historian he combines this with ...

timmyotoole 11.05.2001 · Read full review
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You will be moved

Advantages: You can live without reading this book, but then you will be more shallow for it.
Disadvantages: Very real.

If you ever imagined what hell might be like, if you want to glimpse on one of the darkest episodes of modern history, where filth, starvation, terror and the freezing cold took men to a level of endurance that is incomprehensible, then this might be the ...

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