Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-1945

Armageddon: The Battle for Germany 1944-1945

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By (author) Sir Max Hastings

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  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 584 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 201mm x 36mm | 612g
  • Publication date: 18 October 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0375714227
  • ISBN 13: 9780375714221
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Illustrations note: 32 PP. B&W/14 MAPS
  • Sales rank: 394,767

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In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler's army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting. With Armageddon, ""the eminent military historian Max Hastings gives us memorable accounts of the great battles and captures their human impact on soldiers and civilians. He tells the story of both the Eastern and Western Fronts, raising provocative questions and offering vivid portraits of the great leaders. This rousing and revelatory chronicle brings to life the crucial final months of the twentieth century's greatest global conflict.

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Max Hastings was a foreign correspondent and the editor of Britain's "Evening Standard" and the "Daily Telegraph." He has presented historical documentaries for BBC TV, and is the author of eighteen books, including "Bomber Command, " which earned the Somerset Maugham Award for nonfiction, "The Korean War "and "Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy, 1944." He lives outside London. "From the Hardcover edition."

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"Magisterial. . . . Hastings's gripping narrative blends individual accounts, sweeping reconstructions of battles and devastating criticisms of military and political leaders." -"The Washington Post Book World""Splendid . . . A book anyone with an interest in modern warfare will want to read." -"The New York Times Book Review""A grand achievement. Max Hastings is a brilliant military historian who enthralls the reader by combining mastery of high strategy and low tactics with poignant understanding of individual combat experiences. This is the last word on the last year of the greatest war in history." -Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."Hastings writes with authority, as well as humanity, about the realities of combat--the fear, smells, hunger, humiliation and the horrendous wounds inflicted. . . . Every leader contemplating a military operation, for whatever reason, should read this book and take several deep breaths." -"The Wall Street Journal"

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In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler's army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting. With Armageddon," the eminent military historian Max Hastings gives us memorable accounts of the great battles and captures their human impact on soldiers and civilians. He tells the story of both the Eastern and Western Fronts, raising provocative questions and offering vivid portraits of the great leaders. This rousing and revelatory chronicle brings to life the crucial final months of the twentieth century's greatest global conflict.