Enemy at the Gates

Enemy at the Gates

The Battle for Stalingrad

Book - 2001
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The bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, Stalingrad was perhaps the single most important engagement of World War II. A major loss for the Axis powers, the battle for Stalingrad signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler.

During the five years William Craig spent researching the battle for Stalingrad, he traveled extensively on three continents, studying documents and interviewing hundreds of survivors, both military and civilian. This unique account is their story, and the stories of the nearly two million men and women who lost their lives.

Publisher: New York, N.Y. Penguin Books, 2001
Description: xiii, 455 p., [24] p. of plates : maps 22 cm
ISBN: 9780142000007
Branch Call Number: 940.5421 Cra


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Oct 20, 2020

The print version was published in 1973, so it might be a little dated after 40+ years. Records held by the USSR weren't available then.

Beevor's 1997 book, Hellbeck's 2015 work, and Glantz & House's trilogy (2017) all benefit from material released after the breakup of the Soviet Union.

"Enemy at the Gates" is well written & still a good overview. Might also offer insight into cold war attitudes prevalent in the 70s.

Jan 11, 2013

Very good. The characters in the movie are briefly mentioned in this book. This novel is really a detailed historical account of the battle, told from numerous angles.

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Oct 20, 2020

bbock291 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over


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