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Without outside knowledge of Stalingrad, it is unlikely that a reader
of Stalingrad by Antony Beevor would truly grasp the impact and unreal
brutalities of this conflict. Watching a ten second black and video of the
battle being waged in the streets of the decimated city would more
effectively help one understand the nature of Stalingrad. Beevor is unable
to capture the reality for the reader and this is only one area where
Stalingrad falls short. It falls short also by the lack of portrayal of
the bigger picture. Sure Beevor depicts the events leading up to
Stalingrad, and he has researched and writes about why the battle was
fought where it was fought. But these are all technical aspects that
Beevor accomplishes, but the emotional aspects are lacking.
This would be fine, if it was not for the fact that Beevor does seek
merely to relay the facts but to depict the distance and mistakes of two
egotistical and often maniacal dictators. The influence of the Soviet
people on the outcome of the war, and the undying, unwavering, refuse to
surrender Red Army soldier is one area that Beevor does accurately and
effectively depict his point. It is therefore without a doubt that Beevor
understands this conflict to the fullest. There are many interesting
anecdotes, stories, and effective primary research. It is in the way that
Beevor relates his knowledge and understanding where he falls short, and
while this detracts from the readability and emotional impact of
Stalingrad, it does not completely ruin the effectiveness of the
comprehensive and in depth look at one of the most significant battles of
the 20th century.

Bibliography

Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943. New York: Viking,
1998.

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[i] Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (New York:
Viking, 1998), .213.
[ii] Beevor , 213.
[iii] Beevor , 8.
[iv] Beevor , 48.
[v] Beevor , 391.
[vi] Viking, Back Cover
[vii] Beevor , 376.…

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Bibliography

Beevor, Antony. Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943. New York: Viking,
1998.

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[i] Antony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943 (New York:
Viking, 1998), .213.
[ii] Beevor , 213.

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