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The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II

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Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony, this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II, which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war.

Andrew Nagorski, Newsweek's former Moscow bureau chief, reveals that 2.5 million of the battle's 7 million troops were killed, taken prisoner, or severely wounded. Stalin and Hitler squandered the lives of their own soldiers by second-guessing their generals. And, while Stalin's army was barely armed, Hitler's soldiers had no winter clothing during the Russian winter.

Historically, this was the first time the German blitzkrieg was halted in Europe, shattering Hitler's dream of a swift victory over the Soviet Union. And, although America was not yet in the war, President Roosevelt realized the importance of supporting the Russian war effort. This was the beginning of the Allied wartime alliance and Stalin's push for a postwar empire, which ended in the cold war.

Because Stalin suppressed records of his near-fatal mistakes in this battle, its story has never been fully told. Now, Nagorski has studied recently declassified documents from Soviet archives and includes interviews with many survivors—including the son of the man in charge of removing Lenin's body from the besieged city—to provide the fullest view yet of this key battle.

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Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony, this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II, which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war.

About the Author

Andrew Nagorski is a senior editor at "Newsweek International." An award-winning "Newsweek" bureau chief in Moscow, Berlin and several other postings, he is the author of three previous books, including the novel "Last Stop Vienna, " a "Washington Post" bestseller. He lives in Pelham Manor, New York.
Narrator Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has recorded more than 350 audiobooks including novels by Clive Cussler and Tom Glancy. He recently was named one of Smart Money's Top Ten Golden Voices.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400105076
Author:
Nagorski, Andrew
Publisher:
Tantor Media Inc
Read by:
Prichard, Michael
Read:
Prichard, Michael
Author:
Prichard, Michael
Location:
Old Saybrook
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Germany
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Unabridged,Unabridged CD
Publication Date:
20071031
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.3 x 6.4 x 1.1 in 0.6 lb
Media Run Time:
840

Related Subjects

Audio Books » Nonfiction
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » General

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"Synopsis" by , Based on previously secret documents and eyewitness testimony, this is the shocking account of the most massive and deadliest battle of World War II, which ended in Hitler's defeat and changed the course of the war.
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