Search Results: "Antony Beevor"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SECOND WORLD WAR by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: June 5, 2012

"A work of vast research, depth and insight—perhaps too vast for some readers."
Beevor (D-Day, 2009, etc.) joins the ranks of other contemporary British historians to tackle the entire war in one volume—e.g., Andrew Roberts (The Storm of War) and Gordon Corrigan (The Second World War). Read full book review >

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STALINGRAD by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1998

"A painstakingly thorough study that will become a standard work on the battle of Stalingrad. (Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection/History Book Club main selection)"
From independent historian Beevor (coauthor, Paris After the Liberation, 1994, etc.), a meticulously researched and gripping account of the horrific battle that culminated in the collapse of Adolf Hitler's blitzkrieg offensive in Russia, and ultimately ordained German defeat in WWII. Read full book review >

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THE FALL OF BERLIN 1945 by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: May 13, 2002

"Richly detailed, gracefully written: a wrenching reminder that evil wears a human face. (16 maps, 49 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
"Few things reveal more about political leaders and their systems than the manner of their downfall," states military historian Beevor (Stalingrad, not reviewed, etc.), a sturdy thesis abundantly supported in his chronicle of the Third Reich's last days. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"Essential reading for anyone interested in World War II."
Award-winning military historian Beevor (The Second World War, 2012, etc.) examines the Battle of the Bulge in-depth, with a detailed order of battle for all the combatants, a full array of maps, and extensive quotations from original sources, including secretly taped comments by German officers in British POW camps.Read full book review >

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THE MYSTERY OF OLGA CHEKHOVA by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 13, 2004

"Literate, lucent, and well researched: a fascinating glimpse into how artists respond as the world explodes around them. (44 b&w illustrations, not seen; 1 map)"
Did Anton Chekhov's niece, a major Nazi film star, spy for Mother Russia during WWII? Yes and no, concludes the author of several previous works about Soviet-German conflict. Read full book review >

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D-DAY by Antony Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 13, 2009

"Beevor gets better with each book."
The grand Allied invasion of Normandy had myriad ways to go wrong, writes historian Beevor (The Mystery of Olga Chekhova, 2004, etc.) in this skilled account. Miraculously, it did not. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"The joy of this volume is that nothing in it is labored or overworked: historical overviews dovetail perfectly with a close reading of daily life, always sharply and tersely drawn and using a rich supply of material."
Beevor (The Spanish Civil War, 1983, etc.) and Cooper (editor, The Letters of Evelyn Waugh and Diana Cooper, 1992, etc.) have created what should surely become one of the definitive works on the Paris liberation. Read full book review >

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A TUSCAN CHILDHOOD by Kinta Beevor
NON-FICTION
Released: April 8, 1999

"The nostalgic, enchanting book closes on a note of infinite sadness in remembering a way of life now lost. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A thoroughly charming memoir of a childhood in Italy between the world wars. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE QUEEN'S HAT by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Happily close to the most recent royal birth, this whimsical, British-themed picture book provides a kidcentric introduction to the geography of London and a great opportunity for spontaneous counting and observation activities. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Pursued by a corgi sporting an argyle vest, a cartoonish queen figure runs through London chasing her hat, which is being whisked away by a strong breeze. Read full book review >

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THE QUEEN'S HANDBAG by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 30, 2017

"A jolly British lark but with somewhat limited educational value. (Picture book. 2-5)"
In a second wacky tale about the British monarch, Antony shows the high jinks that ensue when the queen's most precious accessory is snatched by a swan. Read full book review >

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GREEN LIZARDS VS. RED RECTANGLES by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A visually entertaining story of war and peace. (Picture book. 3-5)"
The green lizards and the red rectangles are at war, but neither can defeat the other. Read full book review >

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I'LL WAIT, MR. PANDA by Steve Antony
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 25, 2016

"Certainly young readers will find Mr. Panda funny, will be tickled at the hyperbole, and may find the idea of a huge doughnut delectable to contemplate while waiting for their own surprises. (Picture book. 2-5)"
A penguin is rewarded for patience. Read full book review >