The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Course of World War II, Nagorski Andrew
Автор: Nagorski Название: Greatest Battle ISBN: 074328111X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743281119 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1247 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II -- the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler launched his assault on Moscow on September 30, 1941, to April 20, 1942, seven million troops were engaged in this titanic struggle.
The combined losses of both sides -- those killed, taken prisoner or severely wounded -- were 2.5 million, of which nearly 2 million were on the Soviet side. But the Soviet capital narrowly survived, and for the first time the German Blitzkrieg ended in failure. This shattered Hitler's dream of a swift victory over the Soviet Union and radically changed the course of the war.
The full story of this epic battle has never been told because it undermines the sanitized Soviet accounts of the war, which portray Stalin as a military genius and his people as heroically united against the German invader. Stalin's blunders, incompetence and brutality made it possible for German troops to approach the outskirts of Moscow. This triggered panic in the city -- with looting, strikes and outbreaks of previously unimaginable violence.
About half the city's population fled. But Hitler's blunders would soon loom even larger: sending his troops to attack the Soviet Union without winter uniforms, insisting on an immediate German reign of terror and refusing to heed his generals' pleas that he allow them to attack Moscow as quickly as possible. In the end, Hitler's mistakes trumped Stalin's mistakes.
Drawing on recently declassified documents from Soviet archives, including files of the dreaded NKVD; on accounts of survivors and of children of top Soviet military and government officials; and on reports of Western diplomats and correspondents, The Greatest Battle finally illuminates the full story of a clash between two systems based on sheer terror and relentless slaughter.
Even as Moscow's fate hung in the balance, the United States and Britain were discovering how wily a partner Stalin would turn out to be in the fight against Hitler -- and how eager he was to push his demands for a postwar empire in Eastern Europe. In addition to chronicling the bloodshed, Andrew Nagorski takes the reader behind the scenes of the early negotiations between Hitler and Stalin, and then between Stalin, Roosevelt and Churchill.
This is a remarkable addition to the history of World War II.
Автор: Andrew Nagorski Название: The Greatest Battle ISBN: 0743281101 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780743281102 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Рейтинг: Цена: 1871 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Nagorski, Andrew Название: Nazi Hunters ISBN: 1476771871 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781476771878 Издательство: Simon & Schuster Цена: 1247 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: More than seven decades after the end of the Second World War, the era of the Nazi Hunters is drawing to a close. Their saga is finally told in this "deep and sweeping account of a relentless search for justice that began in 1945 and is only now coming to an end" (The Washington Post). After the Nuremberg trials and the start of the Cold War, most of the victors in World War II lost interest in prosecuting Nazi war criminals. "Absorbing" (Kirkus Reviews) and "fascinating" (Library Journal), The Nazi Hunters focuses on the men and women who refused to allow their crimes to be forgotten. The Nazi Hunters reveals the experiences of the young American prosecutors in the Nuremberg and Dachau trials, Benjamin Ferencz and William Denson; the Polish investigating judge Jan Sehn, who handled the case of Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Hoss; the Mossad agent Rafi Eitan, who was in charge of the Israeli team that nabbed Eichmann; and Eli Rosenbaum, who sought to expel war criminals who were living in the United States. But some of the Nazi hunters' most controversial actions involved the more ambiguous cases, such as former UN Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim's attempt to cover up his wartime history. Or the fate of concentration camp guards who have lived into their nineties, long past the time when reliable eyewitnesses could be found to pinpoint their exact roles. The story of the Nazi hunters is coming to a natural end. It was unprecedented in so many ways, especially the degree to which the initial impulse of revenge was transformed into a struggle for justice. The Nazi hunters have transformed our fundamental notions of right and wrong, and Andrew Nagorski's "vivid, reader-friendly account of how justice was done...is comprehensively informative and a highly involving read" (The Wall Street Journal).
Автор: Nagorski, Tom Название: Miracles on the water ISBN: 1401308716 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401308711 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Рейтинг: Цена: 1036 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: The Heroic Survivors of a World War II U-Boat Attack.
Автор: Nagorski, Andrew Название: Greatest battle ISBN: 1845132912 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781845132910 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2163 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The battle for Moscow, which took place from September 1941 to April 1942, was the biggest battle of World War II - indeed, the biggest battle of all time. Seven million troops were involved. The combined losses of both sides amounted to 2.5 million men - 2 million on the Russian side. This work tells the story of this battle.
Автор: Nagorski, Tom Название: Miracles On the Water ISBN: 1401301509 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781401301507 Издательство: Hachette Book Group Цена: 1729 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: An unforgettable story of children in wartime, of heroism at sea, and -- above all -- of courage and the power of the human spirit
On September 17, 1940, at a little after ten at night, a German submarine torpedoed the passenger liner S.S. City of Benares in the North Atlantic. There were 406 people on board, but the ship's prized passengers were 90 children whose parents had elected to send their boys and girls away from Great Britain to escape the ravages of World War II. They were considered lucky, headed for quiet, peaceful, and relatively bountiful Canada.
The Benares sank in half an hour, in a gale that sent several of her lifeboats pitching into the frigid sea. They were more than five hundred miles from land, three hundred miles from the nearest rescue vessel.
Miracles on the Water tells the astonishing story of the survivors -- not one of whom had any reasonable hope of rescue as the ship went down. The initial "miracle" involves one British destroyer's race to the scene, against time and against the elements; the second is the story of Lifeboat 12, missed by the destroyer and left out on the water, 46 people jammed in a craft built and stocked for 30. Those people lasted eight days on little food and tiny rations of drinking water. The survivors have grappled ever since with questions about the ordeal: Should the Benares have been better protected? How and why did they persevere? What role did faith and providence play in the outcome?
Based on first hand accounts from the child survivors and other passengers, including the author's great-uncle, Miracles on the Water brings us the story of the attack on the Benares and the extraordinary events that followed.
Автор: Nagorski Andrew Название: In Pursuit ISBN: 1471139441 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781471139444 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 2163 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: More than seven decades after the end of the WWII, the era of the Nazi Hunters is drawing to a close as they and the hunted die. This is their story.
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