Antony Beevor is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), Berlin: The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), The Second World War, and Ardennes 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist). The number one bestselling historian in Britain, Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-two languages and have sold just over seven million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.
Yes, Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's gorgeous niece was an actress in Germany-reputedly Hitler's favorite-but did she really spy for the NKVD? From the author of The Fall of Berlin-1945; with a five-city author tour. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Compelling . . . as engaging a read as Stalingrad and Berlin *
Fascinating. An intricate, gracefully told and often moving social history of a talented family in times of revolution, civil war, dictatorship and world conflict -- Rachel Polonsky * New Statesman *
A fascinating spy story, a delicious entertainment, a compelling investigation -- Simon Sebag-Montefiore * Evening Standard *
An extraordinary drama of exile and espionage -- Boyd Tonkin * Independent *
Beevor uses the story to evoke a world - the vague ideological borderlands of Nazism and Communism -- Felipe Fernandez-Armesto * The Times *