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    DescriptionIn 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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    Title
    Armageddon
    Subtitle
    The Battle for Germany 1944-1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Max Hastings
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 584
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 676 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375714221
    ISBN 10: 0375714227
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    DC21: 940.5421
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063
    DC22: 940.54/21, 940.5421
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    32 PP. B&W/14 MAPS
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Random House Inc
    Publication date
    18 October 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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."
    Review quote
    "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.