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The story of the siege by the acclaimed author of Hitler's War
In 199 Days, acclaimed historian Edwin P. Hoyt depicts the epic battle for Stalingrad in all its electrifying excitement and savage horror. More than the bloodiest skirmish in history-a momentous conflict costing three million lives-the siege was a hinge upon which the course of history rested. Had the Red Army fallen, the Nazi juggernaut would have rolled over Russia. Had the German's not held out during those last few months, Stalin would have painted Europe red. Now, over 50 years after the most extraordinary battle of the second millenium, the truth about this decisive moment is finally revealed.
"Hoyt serves the battle almost shot by shot...more powerful than any fiction" -Stephen Coonts
"Mr. Hoyt never loses sight of the agonies of combat"-New York Times Book Review
"As readable as the best wrought novel, as persuasive as the most authoritative history"-Seattle Post-Intelligencer"Gripping reading."--Dallas Morning News
"Hoyt's work is truly fascinating and very illuminating."--The Pittsburgh Press
The Fall of Stalingrad was a turning point of World War II. On the 50th anniversary of this conflict, renowned historian Edwin P. Hoyt recounts the epic battle in all its electrifying excitement and savage horror as he re-creates the worlds and deeds of Hitler and Stalin and their generals.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -290) and index.
About the Author
Edwin P. Hoyt
worked as a news editor for the US Office of War Information and was a member of their psychological warfare team in India, Burma and China.