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Enemy At The Gates

Author : William Craig
ISBN : 9781504021340
Genre : History
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A New York Times bestseller that brings to life one of the bloodiest battles of World War II—and the beginning of the end of the Third Reich. On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of the 6th Army, an elite German combat unit dispatched by Hitler to capture the industrial city of Stalingrad and press on to the oil fields of Azerbaijan. The Germans were supremely confident; in three years, they had not suffered a single defeat.The Luftwaffe had already bombed the city into ruins. German soldiers hoped to complete their mission and be home in time for Christmas. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and the 6th Army was completely destroyed. Considered by many historians to be the turning point of World War II in Europe, the Soviet Army’s victory foreshadowed Hitler’s downfall and the rise of a communist superpower. Bestselling author William Craig spent five years researching this epic clash of military titans, traveling to three continents in order to review documents and interview hundreds of survivors. Enemy at the Gates is the enthralling result: the definitive account of one of the most important battles in world history. It became a New York Times bestseller and was also the inspiration for the 2001 film of the same name, starring Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law.

Comparing The Movie Enemy At The Gates With The Real Life Story Of Vasily Zaytsev And The Battle Of Stalingrad

Author : Victoria Hockfield
ISBN : 1241111553
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book compares the 2001 film, Enemy at the Gates with the real life story of Vasily Zaytsev and the Battle of Stalingrad. Read about the director and cast, including Jean-Jacques Annaud, Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz and more. Also, learn about the real life people and events that inspired the movie, Vasily Zaytsev, Erwin Konig and the Battle of Stalingrad.Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.

The World War Ii Chronicles

Author : William Craig
ISBN : 9781504046176
Genre : History
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A “virtually faultless” account of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific and the definitive history of the battle for Stalingrad together in one volume (The New York Times Book Review). Author William Craig traveled to three different continents, reviewed thousands of documents, and interviewed hundreds of survivors to write these New York Times–bestselling histories, bringing the Eastern Front and the Pacific Theater of World War II to vivid life. The Fall of Japan masterfully recounts the dramatic events that brought an end to the Pacific War and forced a once-mighty nation to surrender unconditionally. From the ferocious fighting on Okinawa to the all-but-impossible mission to drop the second atom bomb, and from Franklin D. Roosevelt’s White House to the Tokyo bunker where tearful Japanese leaders first told the emperor the war was lost, Craig draws on Japanese and American perspectives to capture the pivotal events of these climactic weeks with spellbinding authority. Enemy at the Gates chronicles the bloodiest battle of the war and the beginning of the end for the Third Reich. On August 5, 1942, giant pillars of dust rose over the Russian steppe, marking the advance of Hitler’s 6th Army. The Germans were supremely confident; in three years, they had not suffered a single defeat. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and the 6th Army was completely destroyed. The Soviet victory foreshadowed Nazi Germany’s downfall and the rise of a communist superpower. Heralded by Cornelius Ryan, author of The Longest Day, as “the best single work on the epic battle of Stalingrad,” Enemy at the Gates was the inspiration for the 2001 film of the same name, starring Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law.

The Enemy At The Gate

Author : Andrew Wheatcroft
ISBN : 9781409086826
Genre : History
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In 1683, two empires - the Ottoman, based in Constantinople, and the Habsburg dynasty in Vienna - came face to face in the culmination of a 250-year power struggle: the Great Siege of Vienna. Within the city walls the choice of resistance over surrender to the largest army ever assembled by the Turks created an all-or-nothing scenario: every last survivor would be enslaved or ruthlessly slaughtered. The Turks had set their sights on taking Vienna, the city they had long called 'The Golden Apple' since their first siege of the city in 1529. Both sides remained resolute, sustained by hatred of their age-old enemy, certain that their victory would be won by the grace of God. Eastern invaders had always threatened the West: Huns, Mongols, Goths, Visigoths, Vandals and many others. The Western fears of the East were vivid and powerful and, in their new eyes, the Turks always appeared the sole aggressors. Andrew Wheatcroft's extraordinary book shows that this belief is a grievous oversimplification: during the 400 year struggle for domination, the West took the offensive just as often as the East. As modern Turkey seeks to re-orient its relationship with Europe, a new generation of politicians is exploiting the residual fears and tensions between East and West to hamper this change. The Enemy at the Gate provides a timely and masterful account of this most complex and epic of conflicts.

History In The Media

Author : Robert Niemi
ISBN : 9781576079522
Genre : Performing Arts
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A resource on the depiction of historical events in film, on television, and on the Internet combines the latest scholarship with reviews of specific works.

Notes Of A Russian Sniper

Author : Vassili Zaitsev
ISBN : 1473892708
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'As a sniper, I've killed more than a few Nazis. I have a passion for observing enemy behaviour. You watch a Nazi officer come out of a bunker, acting all high and mighty, ordering his soldiers every which way, and putting on an air of authority. The officer hasn't got the slightest idea that he only has seconds to live.' Vassili Zaitsev's account of the hell that was Stalingrad is moving and harrowing. This was a battle to the death - fighting street by street, brick by brick, living like rats in a desperate struggle to survive. Here, the rules of war were discarded and a psychological war was being waged. In this environment, the sniper was king - an unseen enemy who frayed the nerves of brutalised soldiers. Zaitsev volunteered to fight at Stalingrad in 1942. His superiors recognized quickly his talent, and made him a sniper. He adapted his hunting skills to the ruins of the city, watching his prey with nerves of steel. In his first 10 days, Zaitsev killed 40 Germans. He achieved at least 225 kills and the tactics he developed are still being studied. Zaitsev was used a symbol of Russian resistance against the Nazis. His exploits, including a famous 'duel' with a Nazi sniper, remain the stuff of legend. His account is absorbing to anyone interested in World War II and seeing how one person could survive in the most extreme of conditions.

Stalingrad

Author : Antony Beevor
ISBN : 9780141926100
Genre : History
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Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a harrowing look at one of history's darkest moments. In October 1942, a panzer officer wrote 'Stalingrad is no longer a town... Animals flee this hell; the hardest stones cannot bear it for long; only men endure'. The battle for Stalingrad became the focus of Hitler and Stalin's determination to win the gruesome, vicious war on the eastern front. The citizens of Stalingrad endured unimaginable hardship; the battle, with fierce hand-to-hand fighting in each room of each building, was brutally destructive to both armies. But the eventual victory of the Red Army, and the failure of Hitler's Operation Barbarossa, was the first defeat of Hitler's territorial ambitions in Europe, and the start of his decline. An extraordinary story of tactical genius, civilian bravery, obsession, carnage and the nature of war itself, Stalingrad will act as a testament to the vital role of the soviet war effort. 'A superb re-telling. Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative techniques of a novelist . . . This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle' Orlando Figes, Sunday Telegraph 'A brilliantly researched tour de force of military history' Sarah Bradford, The Times Antony Beevor is the renowned author of Stalingrad, which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and Berlin, which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award. His books have sold nearly four million copies.

Dna Of Mathematics

Author : Dr. Mehran Basti
ISBN : 9781460239568
Genre : Religion
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For Dr. Basti, the explanation is straightforward though not simple: "Just as cells have dna, so mathematics has DNA in its structure." After years of research, he decided that his work had to contain a strong philosophical justification in order to stand the test of time. Part memoir and part manifesto, DNA of Mathematics introduces Mehran Basti's readers to both the research he has dedicated his career to and his personal background and beliefs which significantly impact his scientific work.

100 First Pages

Author : Donald P. H. Eaton
ISBN : 9781430313557
Genre : Fiction
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This book is called 100 First Pages because that's what it is. Each page in the book is 'supposed' to be the first page of a novel. Next to that page, on the left, are my comments about how the novel might go, along with some of my personal thoughts on the 'subject'. That's the best part, because it is a mini-encyclopedia, almanac, journal and, to some extent, a blog. The book covers a large array of topics and genres. When you buy the book and read it, you can go to my website listed in the back and vote for your favorite BEGINNING. You can also suggest a title for the book. I promise that I will write the novel which receives the most votes for publication AND if you are the person who suggests the Best Title, i.e. the one I will use, you will get a cover credit, an entire page inside to write anything you like and one dollar for every copy sold! Check out the preview and give it a try.

The Cold War Thrillers

Author : William Craig
ISBN : 9781504057066
Genre : Fiction
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Two explosive novels set in the perilous days when the world stood on the brink of chaos—from the New York Times–bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates. For almost fifty years after World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union played a dangerous game in the shadows. And from those shadows would emerge unsung heroes who would fight for freedom . . . The Strasbourg Legacy: Investigating the possible Soviet theft of US munitions, CIA agent Matt Corcoran hears rumors that German communists and Aryan terrorists are conspiring to assassinate political leaders. But far more ominous is the underground cadre of surviving Nazi officers bent on starting the Fourth Reich . . . The Tashkent Crisis: As tensions rise between the superpowers, the Soviets deliver an ultimatum: surrender unconditionally or a devastating secret weapon will kill millions of Americans. Now a Special Forces team led by Col. Joe Safcek must infiltrate a secret Soviet base and destroy the mystery weapon. But the closer they get, the more Safcek realizes it may already be too late . . . With these “furious-paced” novels of “timeclock suspense” William Craig takes readers back to a time when the Cold War could have started burning with a single spark (Kirkus Reviews).

World In Crisis

Author : Walter Lord
ISBN : 9781504049948
Genre : History
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Three New York Times–bestselling World War II histories, including the true story of the miraculous evacuation portrayed in the Christopher Nolan film Dunkirk. The monumental scope and breathtaking heroism of World War II are brought to vivid life in three riveting accounts that span the conflict’s Western Front, Eastern Front, and Pacific Theater. The Miracle of Dunkirk: The definitive account of the evacuation of 338,000 British and French soldiers from the beaches of Dunkirk. Based on interviews with hundreds of survivors and masterfully woven together into a cinematic portrait, The Miracle of Dunkirk captures a pivotal moment when the outcome of World War II hung in the balance. “Stunning . . . The difference between the Lord technique and that of any number of academic historians is the originality of his reportage” (The New York Times). Enemy at the Gates: New York Times bestseller and the inspiration for the 2001 film starring Joseph Fiennes and Jude Law. The siege of Stalingrad lasted five months, one week, and three days. Nearly two million men and women died, and Germany’s 6th Army was completely destroyed. Considered by many historians to be the turning point of World War II in Europe, the Soviet Army’s victory foreshadowed Hitler’s downfall and the rise of a communist superpower. Crafted from five years of exhaustive research and interviews with hundreds of survivors, Enemy at the Gates is “probably the best single work on the epic battle of Stalingrad . . . An unforgettable and haunting reading experience” (Cornelius Ryan, author of The Longest Day). Guadalcanal Diary: #1 New York Times bestseller and the basis for the 1943 film starring Anthony Quinn and Richard Conte. Volunteer combat correspondent Richard Tregaskis was one of two journalists to witness the invasion of Guadalcanal, the first major Allied offensive against Japanese forces and the first time in history that a combined air, land, and sea assault had ever been attempted. Hailed by the New York Times as “one of the literary events of its time,” Guadalcanal Diary is “a superb example of war reporting at its best” (Mark Bowden, author of Black Hawk Down).

True Stories Of The Second World War

Author : Paul Dowswell
ISBN : 9781409555155
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Twelve thrilling true stories of the Second World War. Includes real life tales of epic naval battles, monumental battles and duels between solitary snipers for control of Stalingrad amongst other tales of bravery and heroism. Stories are illustrated with maps and line drawings and there are notes on sources and ideas for further reading. Gripping and engaging for readers who prefer real life to fiction.

The Tashkent Crisis

Author : William Craig
ISBN : 9781504021357
Genre : Fiction
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Superpowers play a deadly game of brinkmanship in this “unputdownable” Cold War thriller by the New York Times–bestselling author of Enemy at the Gates(Manchester Evening News). The Soviet Union delivers an ultimatum to the president of the United States: Surrender unconditionally within 72 hours or a secret weapon of unprecedented capabilities will take millions of American lives. President William Mellon Stark ran on a campaign of peace and kept his promises, slashing the military budget and pouring millions into domestic programs. Now the nation is years behind in the technology of mass destruction. Desperate measures are Stark’s only options. In Soviet Asia, a team of Special Forces saboteurs led by Colonel Joe Safcek attempts to vaporize the mystery weapon with a miniature atom bomb. Closer to home, the president stages an explosive hoax to justify evacuating Washington, DC. But as zero hours approaches, Stark realizes that it might already be too late, and that he will bear the terrible responsibility of leading the United States into the ultimate confrontation.

Heritage Film

Author : Belén Vidal
ISBN : 9780231850049
Genre : Performing Arts
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This volume provides a comprehensive introduction to the critical debates around the heritage film, from its controversial status in British cinema of the 1980s to its expansion into a versatile international genre in the 1990s and 2000s. This study explores the heritage film in light of questions of national identity in film and television, industry and funding, and history, gender and representation. Using a wide range of examples and including an in-depth analysis of three case studies – Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003), Joyeux Noël (2005) and The Queen (2006) – this book presents the heritage film as a thriving phenomenon at the centre of contemporary European cinema.

The Enemy At The Gate

Author : Reginald Hargreaves
ISBN : PSU:000019069791
Genre : Sieges
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Militærhistorie. Om berømte belejringer - fjenden foran portene. Beskriver de mest kendte belejringer i verdenshistorien, kortvarige som langvarige, men alle udmattende og med meget lidt military glory. Indhold: Belejringen af Rom, A.D.410. Konstantinopel, 1453. Londonderry, 1689. Gibraltar, 1779-83. Acre. 1799. Sevastopol, 1854-56. Lucknow, 1857. Paris, 1870-71. Plevna, 1877. Mafeking, 1899-1900. Port Arthur, 1904-05. Stalingrad, 1942-43. Emneord: Belejringer; Sieges; Belejrede; Befæstninger; Krimkrigen; Tysk-Franske Krig; Fransk-Tyske Krig; Russisk-Tyrkiske Krig; Boerkrigen; Russisk-Japanske Krig; 2. Verdenskrig; Indiske Mytteri.

The Best Of Slashnot 2002 2005

Author : Matthew Strebe
ISBN : 9780595383153
Genre : Fiction
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The Best of SlashNOT is a collection of short satirical stories ranging from true observations of humorous events to hilarious absurdity that any true geek will love. The Best of SlashNOT takes the most humorous stories from posted on SlashNOT.com and presents them in the order that the SlashNOT community ranked them. You won't find Geek humor funnier or more laser focused on technology than The Best of SlashNOT. Articles include all the community favorites, like: Einstein returns from grave to bitch-slap dark matter Quaker: The non-violent first person shooter Microsoft seeking two letters cooler than X and P Science reverts to mad science Universe even darker and scarier than previously thought Google arrested while dumping body Gates and Torvalds to finally settle this thing Schrodinger arrested on cruelty, weapons charges IBM developing Artificial Stupidity Microsoft releases Windows XP Homeless edition SlashNOT is a satirical website that parodies Slashnot.com, the ridiculously popular open-source advocacy website. In addition to the stories and comments from SlashNOT.com, The Best of SlashNOT includes exclusive commentary and insights from the author and editor of the website.

The Forsaken Army

Author : Heinrich Gerlach
ISBN : UOM:39015055177458
Genre : History
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On November 22, 1942, Russian forces closed around the 270,000 German soldiers who had come to take Stalingrad. Only a handful of these men ever returned to Germany: Heinrich Gerlach was one of them, and he determined to spend the rest of his life telling the world how his fellow soldiers had been sacrificed to Hitler’s megalomania. Though a novel, every episode, every character, every detail of description is thoroughly authentic.

Voices From Stalingrad

Author : Jonathan Bastable
ISBN : 1784384429
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_'Imagine what is was like, after being subjected to the relentless roaring of dozens of aeroplane engines, and constant explosions, to be suddenly surrounded by a deathly silence! We were cut off from the outside world. Were we staring an agonising death in the face?' _ No previous work about Stalingrad places such emphasis on the experience of ordinary fighters and civilians. This volume of human history and military strategy includes fresh translations from original sources describing this pivotal event of World War II as told by the German and Soviet soldiers who fought the battle, Russian civilians who watched the enemy at the gates as well as Western diplomat and newspaper correspondent onlookers. Offering a record of one of the pivotal events of World War II, as told through the personal accounts of the German and Soviet soldiers who fought in it, this book features photographs from the Battle of Stalingrad, from both sides of the front. This is a fascinating record of the pivotal event of World War II, told through the personal accounts of the German and Soviet soldiers who fought it, the Russian civilians who watched the destruction of their city, and Western onlookers such as diplomats and newspaper correspondents. Many of these voices are gleaned from newly-discovered archive material, and from rare sources and reminiscences in Germany and Russia, including KGB sources. Many of these accounts have never been published, or are totally unknown in the English-speaking world. All foreign voices are quoted in fresh and engaging new translations from the original sources. There are rare photographs of the battle, from both sides of the front.

Four Steps To Death

Author : John Wilson
ISBN : 1553377052
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Two bodies, uncovered at a building site, prompt the investigating officer to remember World War II and the circumstances involving their deaths during the Battle of Stalingrad, as told from both German and Russian points of view.

Notes Of A Sniper

Author : Vasiliĭ Grigorʹevich Zaĭt︠s︡ev
ISBN : 0615121489
Genre : Snipers
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