Antony Beevor

Military historian - author of Stalingrad and D-Day.

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Biography

Date of birth: 14 December 1946

Antony Beevor is one of Britain's leading historians, winning numerous awards and has been translated into twenty-nine different languages. He studied at Winchester College where one of his tutors was the famous historian John Keegan. Before becoming a full-time writer, Beevor served as an officer with the 11th Hussars and as an account executive with the advertising firm Masius Wynne Williams.

His history books have been hugely successful and are often used themselves as sources in other historical texts. Beevor is often praised for his focus on the ordinary lives of both combatants and civilians in war environments.

Book and writing awards

Runciman Award 1992 (Crete: the Battle and the Resistance), Samuel Johnson Prize 1999 (Stalingrad), Hawthornden Prize 1999 ( Stalingrad ), Longman-History-Today Trustees' Award 2003 (Berlin - The Downfall 1945 ).

Similar authors

Sir Max Hastings, Ian Kershaw and John Keegan.

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The Second World War

The Second World War

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The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the Pacific and China, and yet...
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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy

D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 24/04/2014
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Antony Beevor's "D-Day: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy" is the closest you will ever get to war - the taste, the smell, the noise... Read more

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D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 608 pages
Published: 24/05/2012
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The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939

The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 624 pages
Published: 24/05/2007
Publisher: Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )

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The civil war that tore Spain apart between 1936 and 1939 and attracted liberals and socialists from across the world to support the cause against... Read more

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The Mystery of Olga Chekhova

The Mystery of Olga Chekhova (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 336 pages
Published: 05/05/2005
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Antony Beevor's "The Mystery of Olga Chekhova" is the true story of a family torn apart by revolution and war. Olga Chekhova was a... Read more

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Berlin: The Downfall 1945

Berlin: The Downfall 1945 (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 04/10/2007
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"Berlin: The Downfall 1945" is Antony Beevor's brilliant account of the fall of the Third Reich. The Red Army had much to avenge when... Read more

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Stalingrad

Stalingrad (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 528 pages
Published: 04/10/2007
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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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... Read more

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Paris After the Liberation: 1944 - 1949

Paris After the Liberation: 1944 - 1949 (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor, et al.

Format: Paperback 448 pages
Published: 04/10/2007
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Antony Beevor's "Paris After Liberation: 1944-1949" is a remarkable historical account of the chaos and uncertainty that followed the... Read more

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Crete: The Battle and the Resistance

Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 400 pages
Published: 12/09/2005
Publisher: John Murray Publishers Ltd

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The Germans expected their airborne attack on Crete in 1941 - a unique event in the history of warfare - to be a textbook victory based on tactical... Read more

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The Second World War

The Second World War (Paperback)

by Antony Beevor

Format: Paperback 1024 pages
Published: 18/09/2014
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The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern... Read more

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