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    Description"Berlin: The Downfall 1945" is Antony Beevor's brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich. The Red Army had much to avenge when it finally reached the frontiers of the Reich in January 1945. Political instructors rammed home the message of Wehrmacht and SS brutality. The result was the most terrifying example of fire and sword ever known, with tanks crushing refugee columns under their tracks, mass rape, pillage and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of women and children froze to death or were massacred because Nazi Party chiefs, refusing to face defeat, had forbidden the evacuation of civilians. Over seven million fled westwards from the terror of the Red Army. Antony Beevor reconstructs the experiences of those millions caught up in the nightmare of the Third Reich's final collapse, telling a terrible story of pride, stupidity, fanatacism, revenge and savagery, but also one of astonishing endurance, self-sacrifice and survival against all odds. "Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping". (Jeremy Paxman). "This brilliant storyteller makes us feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own. It is much more than just a humane account; it is compellingly readable, deeply researched, and beautifully written". (Simon Sebag Montefiore, "Spectator"). Antony Beevor began his career as a professional officer in the 11th Hussars. He is the author of several books, including "The Spanish Civil War", "Crete" and "The Mystery of Olga Chekhova". With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he wrote "Paris After the Liberation", but he is best known for his books "D-Day", "Berlin" and "Stalingrad", the international No 1 bestseller, and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Price and Hawthornden Prize. He lives in London and Kent.


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    Title
    Berlin
    Subtitle
    The Downfall 1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Antony Beevor
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 528
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141032399
    ISBN 10: 0141032391
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/GERMNY, CHRN/1940
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS014000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25570
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    Libri: BERL2028
    DC22: 940.54213155
    Libri: WELT3040
    BIC subject category V2: 1DFG
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    01 June 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Antony Beevor began his career as a professional officer in the 11th Hussars. He is the author of several books, including The Spanish Civil War, Crete and The Mystery of Olga Chekhova. With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he wrote Paris After the Liberation, but he is best known for his books Berlin and Stalingrad, the international No 1 bestseller, and winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Price and Hawthornden Prize. He lives in London and Kent.
    Review quote
    Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping Jeremy Paxman This brilliant storyteller makes us feel the chaos and the fear as if every drop of blood was our own. It is much more than just a humane account; it is compellingly readable, deeply researched, and beautifully written -- Simon Sebag Montefiore Spectator