Berlin : The Downfall: 1945

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'Fascinating, extraordinary, gripping' Jeremy Paxman

The Storming of Berlin had been the Red Army's dream of vengeance ever since the German's invasion of Russia in the summer of 1941. Antony Beevor has reconstituted the experience of those millions caught up in the nightmare crescendo of the Third Reich's final defeat.
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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 113 x 181 x 35mm | 310g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141017473
  • 9780141017471
  • 840,083

About Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor is the author of Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Runciman Prize), Stalingrad (Samuel Johnson Prize, Wolfson Prize for History and Hawthornden Prize), Berlin: The Downfall, The Battle for Spain (Premio La Vanguardia), D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Prix Henry Malherbe and the RUSI Westminster Medal), The Second World War, and Ardennes 1944 (Prix Medicis shortlist). The number one bestselling historian in Britain, Beevor's books have appeared in thirty-two languages and have sold just over seven million copies. A former chairman of the Society of Authors, he has received a number of honorary doctorates. He is also a visiting professor at the University of Kent and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, London. He was knighted in 2017.
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What can i say about this book it is in My top 10 list of books I have read to date. if one reads the narrative and then closes ones eyes you are instantly there in the thick of the fighting. an excellent book and an essential read for anyone who wishes to understand the turmoil of the final days of the war in the westshow more
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