Christmas at Stalingrad : Pocket Penguins
Antony Beevor's Stalingrad, published by Penguin in 1998, was a worldwide bestseller, telling one of the most harrowing stories of the Second World War and reminding everybody of the power of narrative history in the hands of an expert storyteller. In Christmas at Stalingrad, Beevor takes us back to December 1942 when the German 6th Army was surrounded by the Russians and facing annihilation. Only thoughts of Christmas kept German soldiers' hopes alive.
- Paperback | 64 pages
- 110 x 176 x 18mm | 40g
- 06 May 2005
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor was educated at Winchester and Sandhurst. His works of non fiction include The Spanish Civil War, Crete: THe Battle and the Resistance, which won the 1993 Runciman Award, Stalingrad and Berlin: The Downfall 1945. With his wife, Artemis Cooper, he wrote Paris After the Liberation: 1944 - 1949 which is being reissued by Penguin in 2004. Stalingrad was awarded the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-fiction, the Wolfson History Prize and the Hawthornden Prize in 1999. It became a number-one bestseller both in hardback and paperback, the UK edition alone selling over half a million copies. It has been translated into 24 languages. Berlin: The Downfall 1945 was also a number-one bestseller and sold over 160,000 in hardback in the UK alone.