- World War II, European History
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An intimate history of individual experience
Englund’s narrative of what may have been the most important thirty days of the twentieth century is based solely on what he learned from the writings of soldiers and ordinary citizens alike. They comprise a remarkable, deeply personal resource. Among those we meet are: a Soviet infantryman at Stalingrad; an American pilot on Guadalcanal; an Italian truck driver in the North African desert; a partisan in the Belarussian forests; a machine gunner in a British bomber; a 12-year-old girl in Shanghai; a university student in Paris; a housewife on Long Island; a shipwrecked Chinese sailor; a prisoner in Treblinka; a Korean “comfort woman” in Mandalay; Albert Camus, Vasily Grossman and Vera Brittain—40 characters in all.
"An astonishing achievement." —Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad
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|Release Date:||November 21, 2023|