Cover image for Enemy at the gates : the battle for Stalingrad
Title:
Enemy at the gates : the battle for Stalingrad
Author:
Craig, William, 1929-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 2001.

©1973
Physical Description:
xiii, 455 pages, 26 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
General Note:
Film tie-in.

Originally published: London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1973.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780142000007
Format :
Book

Available:*

Library
Call Number
Material Type
Home Location
Status
Central Library D764.3.S7 C7C Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
Searching...

On Order

Summary

Summary

The bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, Stalingrad was perhaps the single most important engagement of World War II. A major loss for the Axis powers, the battle for Stalingrad signaled the beginning of the end for the Third Reich of Adolf Hitler.

During the five years William Craig spent researching the battle for Stalingrad, he traveled extensively on three continents, studying documents and interviewing hundreds of survivors, both military and civilian. This unique account is their story, and the stories of the nearly two million men and women who lost their lives.


Author Notes

William Craig (1929-1997), a native of Concord, Massachusetts, was educated at Columbia University. His first book, The Fall of Japan , was a documentary account of the last weeks of the Second World War in the Pacific. His first novel, The Tashkent Crisis , a thriller about espionage and international politics, was published in 1971. His Enemy at the Gates , an examination of the battle for Stalingrad, marked the culmination of five years of research, during which he traveled on three continents, studying documents and interviewing hundreds of survivors of Stalingrad.


Google Preview