199 Days

The Battle for Stalingrad

Edwin P. Hoyt

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The story of the siege by the acclaimed author of Hitler's War

In 199 Days, acclaimed historian Edwin P. Hoyt depicts the epic battle for Stalingrad in all its electrifying excitement and savage horror. More than the bloodiest skirmish in history-a momentous conflict costing three million lives-the siege was a hinge upon which the course of history rested. Had the Red Army fallen, the Nazi juggernaut would have rolled over Russia. Had the German's not held out during those last few months, Stalin would have painted Europe red. Now, over 50 years after the most extraordinary battle of the second millenium, the truth about this decisive moment is finally revealed.

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A few months before the beginning of Operation Barbarossa, the attack on the Soviet Union, Hitler called his generals together. This was not going to be an ordinary war, he told them. It was to be conducted with the utmost ferocity. The Soviet Union was to be destroyed and replaced by a group of colonies which would serve the Third Reich. The Russian people would be enslaved, and Russia would become a breadbasket and an oil sump for the Third Reich. All that Russia produced would be placed at the service of Germany.
Hitler summed up his policy toward Russia in three

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"Hoyt serves the battle almost shot by shot...more powerful than any fiction" -Stephen Coonts

"Mr. Hoyt never loses sight of the agonies of combat"-New York Times Book Review

"As readable as the best wrought novel, as persuasive as the most authoritative history"-Seattle Post-Intelligencer"Gripping reading."--Dallas Morning News

"Hoyt's work is truly fascinating and very illuminating."--The Pittsburgh Press

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Edwin P. Hoyt

Edwin P. Hoyt worked as a news editor for the US Office of War Information and was a member of their psychological warfare team in India, Burma and China.

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199 Days
The Battle for Stalingrad
Edwin P. Hoyt

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 1999
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312868536
ISBN10: 0312868537
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes eight pages of black-and-white images
$18.99
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