Antony Beevor

Antony Beevor

Sir Antony Beevor FRSL, FRHistS, was a regular officer with the 11th Hussars, he left the Army after five years to write. He has published four novels, and thirteen books of non-fiction. His work has appeared in thirty-five foreign languages and sold more than eight million copies. According to the Bookseller, ‘Beevor is the bestselling historian of the BookScan era’. Stalingrad won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature in 1999. Berlin – The Downfall 1945 was a No. 1 Bestseller in seven countries apart from Britain, and in the top five in another nine countries. The book received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award. D-Day – The Battle for Normandy, The Second World War, Ardennes 1944 – Hitler’s Last Gamble and his latest book, Arnhem – The Battle for the Bridges were all international bestsellers. He has received numerous honours, awards and honorary degrees and in 2017 was knighted.

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  1. 109. RUSSIA: REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921
    109. RUSSIA: REVOLUTION AND CIVIL WAR 1917-1921

    Between 1917 and 1921 a devastating struggle took place in Russia following the collapse of the Tsarist empire. Many regard this savage civil war as the most influential event of the modern era. An incompatible White alliance of moderate socialists and reactionary monarchists stood little chance against Trotsky's Red Army and Lenin's single-minded Communist dictatorship. Using the most up to date scholarship and archival research, world-renowned historian Antony Beevor will give a gripping talk revealing the conflict through the eyes of everyone from the worker on the streets of Petrograd to the cavalry officer on the battlefield and the woman doctor in an improvised hospital.

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