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The Fall of Berlin, 1945 by  Antony Beevor - Hardcover - Book Club (BCE/BOMC) - 2002 - from Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA and Biblio.com

The Fall of Berlin, 1945

by Beevor, Antony

Condition: Very Good/Very Good


Viking, 2002. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Jacket edges lightly bumped. Minor water damage along top page ridge and last quarter of book. 2002 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxxvii, 489 pp. Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century's most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers a gripping, street-level portrait of the harrowing days of January 1945 in Berlin when the vengeful Red Army and beleaguered Nazi forces clashed for a final time. The result was the most gruesome display of brutality in the war, with tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rapes, pillage, and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of German civilians froze to death or were massacred because Nazi officials had forbidden their evacuation. Hitler, half crazed in his bunker, issued wild orders while Stalin was prepared to risk any number of his men to seize the city before the other Allies could get there. Making full use of newly disclosed material from former Soviet files as well as from German, American, British, French, and Swedish archives, Beevor has reconstructed the different experiences of those millions caught up in the death throes of the Third Reich. The Fall of Berlin 1945 depicts not only the brutality and desperation of a city under siege but also rare moments of extreme humanity and heroism. This account also contains new revelations about the motives behind Stalin's hurried assault. Sure to appeal to all readers interested in military history and the Second World War, The Fall of Berlin 1945 promises to be the definitive treatment of the subject for years to come.

Acclaimed for his vivid re-creations of some of the twentieth century's most significant battles, Antony Beevor is one of the best known and respected military historians writing today. He now offers readers a gripping, street-level portrait of the harrowing days of January 1945 in Berlin when the vengeful Red Army and beleaguered Nazi forces clashed for a final time. The result was the most gruesome display of brutality in the war, with tanks crushing refugee columns, mass rapes, pillage, and destruction. Hundreds of thousands of German civilians froze to death or were massacred because Nazi officials had forbidden their evacuation. Hitler, half crazed in his bunker, issued wild orders while Stalin was prepared to risk any number of his men to seize the city before the other Allies could get there. Making full use of newly disclosed material from former Soviet files as well as from German, American, British, French, and Swedish archives, Beevor has reconstructed the different experiences of those millions caught up in the death throes of the Third Reich. The Fall of Berlin 1945 depicts not only the brutality and desperation of a city under siege but also rare moments of extreme humanity and heroism. This account also contains new revelations about the motives behind Stalin's hurried assault. Sure to appeal to all readers interested in military history and the Second World War, The Fall of Berlin 1945 promises to be the definitive treatment of the subject for years to come.


  • Seller: Yesterday's Muse, ABAA, ILAB, IOBA US (US)
  • Seller Inventory #: 2287992
  • Title: The Fall of Berlin, 1945
  • Author: Beevor, Antony
  • Format/binding: Hard Cover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: Very Good
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10: 0670030414
  • ISBN 13: 9780670030415
  • Publisher: Viking
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2002
  • Keywords: ANOTNY BEEVOR FALL OF BERLIN 1945 GERMAN GERMANY HISTORY WORLD WAR II WWII MILITARY SECOND WORLD WAR TWO


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