The Second World War
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.
Antony Beevor served as a regular officer in the 11th Hussars in Germany. He is the author of "Crete-The Battle and the Resistance," which won a Runciman Prize, "Paris After the Liberation," 1944-1949 (written with his wife Artemis Cooper), "Stalingrad," which won the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, "Berlin-The Downfall," which received the first Longman-History Today Trustees' Award, "The Mystery of Olga Chekhova" and, most recently, the bestseller, "D-Day." He lives in London.