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Beevor, Antony 1946-

Works: 158 works in 1,051 publications in 21 languages and 23,903 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Miscellanea  Biography  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, Commentator for written text, Contributor, Publisher
Classifications: D764.3.S7, 940.54213155
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Antony Beevor
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor( Book )

154 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 20 languages and held by 3,191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On August 23, 1942, Hitler's 16th Panzer Division halted on the banks of the Volga. To their right, the city of Stalingrad blazed from the first of General von Richthofen's air raids, which ultimately killed 40,000 civilians. Many German soldiers thought the war against Russia was won. But in Stalin's namesake city on the Volga, Hitler had chosen the wrong target. The battle of Stalingrad would be the most pitiless, and perhaps the most important, battle in history. When the fighting was over, the world would begin to believe for the first time that Hitler could be defeated
The fall of Berlin, 1945 by Antony Beevor( Book )

106 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 3,091 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the horror of Berlin's fall to the Soviets in 1945, recalling the starvation, exposure, artillery fire, rape, and mass destruction that marked the Red Army's final push on Germany's capital
D-day : the Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor( Book )

72 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[T]his is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting.--From publisher description
The Second World War by Antony Beevor( Book )

69 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the most up-to-date scholarship and research, and writing with clarity and compassion, Beevor assembles the whole picture of the Second World War in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert, to the Burmese jungle, SS Einsatzgruppen in the borderlands, Gulag prisoners drafted into punishment battalions, and to the unspeakable cruelties of the Sino-Japanese War
Ardennes 1944 : Hitler's last gamble by Antony Beevor( Book )

33 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On December, 16, 1944, Hitler launched his last gamble in the snow-covered forests and gorges of the Ardennes. He believed he could split the Allies by driving all the way to Antwerp, then force the Canadians and the British out of the war. Although his generals were doubtful of success, younger officers and NCOs were desperate to believe that their homes and families could be saved from the vengeful Red Army approaching from the east. Many were exultant at the prospect of striking back. The Ardennes offensive, with more than a million men involved, became the greatest battle of the war in western Europe."--Book jacket
The Spanish civil war by Antony Beevor( Book )

71 editions published between 1982 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desde la muerte del general Franco se han publicado muchos estudios sobre aspectos parciales de la guerra civil española, pero ninguna gran síntesis general que pudiera reemplazar a las obras que un día fueron famosas y que hoy, ante el considerable avance realizado por las investigaciones históricas, están desfasadas. El primer mérito de este nuevo libro de Antony Beevor es, precisamente, el de basarse en un serio esfuerzo de documentación que recoge hasta los resultados más recientes de las investigaciones realizadas en España, y fuera de ella, en las últimas décadas, a lo que añade además una serie de informaciones procedentes de documentación hasta ahora desconocida de los archivos soviéticos y alemanes, como las que proceden del diario de guerra privado del coronel Von Richthofen. Es cierto que el de la guerra civil española es un campo en que, como dice el propio autor, "todavía nos rondan los fantasmas de las batallas de propaganda que se libraron hace setenta años", y que nadie escapa a sus efectos. Pero, al margen de representar su propia toma de posición en unos debates que dividen todavía hoy a la sociedad española, este libro va a convertirse, por sus aportaciones, en una obra de referencia indispensable para el conocimiento de nuestra guerra civil
Paris after the liberation, 1944-1949 by Antony Beevor( Book )

64 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Allied troops fought their way into Paris on August 25, 1944, they were greeted by the wildest scenes of joy Europe had ever witnessed. The following day, over a million people thronged the streets in a delirious atmosphere of freedom to watch General de Gaulle's triumphant march from the Arc de Triomphe to Notre Dame. There was a black edge to the exuberance, though. Hatreds from the Vichy era led to the settling of scores in a chaos of often wild justice. The period that followed was full of contrast and contradiction: Picasso, a multimillionaire, became the Communist Party's star recruit; an infatuation with American popular culture thrived amid virulent anti-Americanism; black marketeers grew rich on the misery of the population; literary and social life revived miraculously amid the poverty and dilapidation; Christian Dior revolutionized fashion with the extravagant use of material, and working-class women tore the clothes in outrage from one of his models. Arthur Miller observed of Paris, emotionally scarred by the Occupation, that "the moral, the literary, and the political were the same." Paris was the focal point in the opening stages of the Cold War, and in the new era of the atom bomb. Existentialists and Communists arguing in cafes sensed that history had entered a decisive phase. At a time when rumor was as powerful as fact, word of plots and counterplots proliferated, and France came to the brink of civil war. Paris After the Liberation is the first work to do justice to this extraordinary period. It is a landmark achievement, a brilliant fusion of politics, literary life, society, theater, fashion, and art woven into a rich and intimate account brimming with revelation. Acclaimed historians Antony Beevor and Artemis Cooper (the granddaughter of England's first postwar ambassador to France) have drawn on an astonishing array of sources: unpublished diaries, letters, and photographs; interviews with many of the period's leading figures; and important material from archives in Paris, the United States, London, and Moscow, whose newly opened state papers have provided a wealth of completely fresh information, much of it startling. Paris After the Liberation brings to life a pivotal moment of world history, suffusing it with wit, anecdote, and brio. It is a brilliant and thoroughly enjoyable work of synthesis, a fitting celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the liberation of Paris
The battle for Spain : the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 by Antony Beevor( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When the first version of this book was published in 1982 under the title, The Spanish Civil War, Gerald Brenan described it as 'by a long way the best, and fairest and the most accurate book upon it'. Over the intervening years, a huge amount of new material has appeared in Spain and from documents finally emerging from Russian, German and other archives. Antony Beevor's Spanish publisher persuaded him that the time was right, with the approach of the war's seventieth anniversary, to rewrite the book taking advantage of the new information and reinforcing it with new research." "Antony Beevor charts not only the course of the war in a fresh light, but illuminates the vicious infighting on both sides. The hopes and fears of a whole generation foundered in disillusionment and despair at the cruel war which destroyed the Spanish Republic."--Jacket
The mystery of Olga Chekhova by Antony Beevor( Book )

39 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life and career of Olga Chekhova, the niece of playwright Anton Chekhov, who fled Russia for Berlin in 1920, achieved fame as an actress and a position in Germany's Nazi party, and may have been an agent for the Soviet NKVD
What ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have been by Robert Cowley( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays on pivotal moments in American history includes Caleb Carr on America had there been no Revolution, and Robert Dallek on what might have happened if JFK had not been assassinated
Crete : the battle and the resistance by Antony Beevor( Book )

36 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Operationerne omkring det tyske angreb på Kreta og englændernes langsomme tilbagetrækning involverede alle værn og kan derfor læses flyvere, søfolk og af landetaten. Velskrevet af en tidligere hærofficer, der efter et par noveller udgav denne historiske beretning i 1991
D-Day the battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor( Recording )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From critically acclaimed world historian, Antony Beevor, this is the first major account in more than twenty years to cover the whole invasion from June 6, 1944, right up to the liberation of Paris on August 25. It is the first book to describe not only the experiences of the American, British, Canadian, and German soldiers, but also the terrible suffering of the French caught up in the fighting
Inside the British army by Antony Beevor( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex. 2: 1994 - revised and updated
The Faustian pact by Antony Beevor( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Dutch and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De gijzeling van de Engelse Eerste minister brengt grote beroering in het leven van de chef van een afdeling van de Geheime dienst
La guerre d'Espagne by Antony Beevor( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in French and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soixante-dix ans après le pronunciamento de Franco, ce livre reconstitue le climat politique de l'époque, éclairant les causes culturelles, sociales, politiques et géopolitiques de ce qui fut une tragédie nationale ainsi qu'une répétition générale de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Il dresse le récit des opérations militaires et met à profit les nouveaux témoignages et les archives soviétiques
Stalingrad by Antony Beevor( Recording )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The battle of Stalingrad was the psychological turning point of World War II; it also changed the face of modern warfare. Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle. In August 1942, Hitler's huge Sixth Army reached the city that bore Stalin's name. In the five month siege that followed, the Russians fought to hold Stalingrad at any cost, then, in an astonishing reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This battle for the ruins of a city cost more than a million lives. Stalingrad conveys the experience of soldiers on both sides as they fought in inhuman conditions, and of civilians trapped on an urban battlefield. [The author] has interviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including reports of prisoner interrogations and reports of desertions and executions.-Back cover
Berlin : the downfall 1945 by Antony Beevor( Recording )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of those caught up in the nightmare crescendo of the Third Reich's final defeat - encompassing sufferings inflicted through folly, cruelty, and the exercise of naked power. The battle for Berlin is revealed as a terrifying example of violence, mass rape, and murder
Crete 1941 : the battle and the resistance by Antony Beevor( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The bestselling author of Stalingrad and D-Day vividly reconstructs the epic WWII struggle for Crete--reissued with a new introduction. Nazi Germany expected its airborne attack on Crete in 1941 to be a textbook victory based on tactical surprise. Little did they know that the British, using Ultra intercepts, had already laid a careful trap. It should have been the first German defeat of the war when a fatal misunderstanding turned the battle around. Prize-winning historian and bestselling author Antony Beevor lends his gift for storytelling to this important conflict, showing not only how the situation turned bad for Allied forces, but also how ferocious Cretan freedom fighters mounted a heroic resistance. Originally published in 1991, Crete 1941 is a breathtaking account of a momentous battle of World War II"--
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Alternative Names
Antony Beevor britischer Historiker

Antony Beevor Britisk historiker og forfatter

Antony Beevor Brits militair historicus

Antony Beevor brytyjski historyk

Antony Beevor staraí cogaidh agus iar-shaighdiúir Sasanach

Antony Beevor storico britannico

Beevor, Anthony 1946-

Beevor, Antony

Beevor, Antony James, 1946-

Bivor, Èntoni.

Bivor, Ėntoni 1946-

Bīvors, Antonijs 1946-

Бивор, Энтони 1946-

Энтони Бивор

אנטוני ביוור

ביוור, אנטוני 1946-

آنتونی بیوور تاریخ‌نگار بریتانیایی

এন্টোনি বিভোর্‌

비버, 안터니 1946-

비버, 안토니 1946-

비버, 앤터니 1946-

비버, 앤토니 1946-


アントニー・ビーヴァー 1946-

ビーヴァー, アントニー


The fall of Berlin, 1945D-day : the Battle for NormandyThe Spanish civil warParis after the liberation, 1944-1949The battle for Spain : the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939The mystery of Olga ChekhovaWhat ifs? of American history : eminent historians imagine what might have beenCrete : the battle and the resistance