A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian.
Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of Crete, which won a RUNCIMAN PRIZE; Pairs After the Liberation (written with his wife, Artemis Cooper); Stalingrad, which won the SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE, the WOLFSON PRIZE FOR HISTORY and the HAWTHORNDEN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE; Berlin: The Downfall, which received the first LONGMAN-HISTORY TODAY AWARD; The Battle for Spain; and, most recently, D-DAY, which received the RUSI WESTMINSTER MEDAL. His books have appeared in 30 languages and sold 5 million copies. http://www.antonybeevor.com/ http://www.facebook.com/pages/Antony-Beevor https://twitter.com/antonybeevor http://www.youtube.com/antonybeevortest
Beevor can be credited with single-handedly transforming the reputation of military history - GUARDIANHis singular ability to make huge historical events accessible to a general audience recalls the golden age of British narrative history - INDEPENDENTHis accounts of the key moments in the Second World War have a sense of colour, drama and immediacy that few narrative historians can match - SUNDAY TIMESThis is as comprehensive and objective an account of the course of the war as we are likely to get, and the most humanly moving to date - NEW STATESMAN