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  Antony Beevor - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Antony Beevor (born in 1946) is an historian, educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst.
Beevor is a former officer with the 11th Hussars, who has published several popular histories on the Second World War.
He is descended from a long line of women writers, being a son of Carinthia "Kinta" Beevor (1911- August 1995), herself the daughter of Lina Wakefield, and a descendant of Lucie Duff-Gordon (author of a travelogue on Egypt).
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Antony_Beevor   (169 words)

  
 7.30 Report
ANTONY BEEVOR: I think the vital lesson is to remember at any rate that not everybody who put on a uniform was by definition a war criminal.
ANTONY BEEVOR: Racism was a very powerful weapon because they were continually talking about the Slav and the Jew and sometimes they'd contradict themselves by talking about the Jewish/Slav commissar.
ANTONY BEEVOR: Well, I think that it is extremely dangerous when, say, President Bush thinks in terms automatically of this is a war.
www.abc.net.au /7.30/content/2003/s860736.htm   (1367 words)

  
 Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege
Beevor is not a trained historian, so do not expect an in-depth, analytical study of the Battle of Stalingrad with relation to issues such as Hitler's blind fanaticism, Stalin's unpreparedness or German inaction after the Kessel (encirclement).
Beevor brilliantly captures the story of the individual soldiers and commanders, relationships between Hitler and his generals, and even between Germans and Russians at different levels.
Beevor achieves this with a variety of sources, including personal letters and diaries, often in the form of entertaining, informative and personal anecdotes.
users.pipeline.com.au /mathew/stalingrad.htm   (578 words)

  
 Antony Beevor military historian Stalingrad Berlin
  The award-winning military historian Antony Beevor was born in England in December 1946 and when he was small suffered from a condition called Perthes disease, which makes the hipbone go soft, with the result that medical treatment, between the ages of four and seven, required that he go on crutches.
Antony Beevor has said of this work that the tactical aspects of the story had been very well covered previously but that in terms of his own approach to the subject 'The challenge was to put back in the detail of human experience'.
Antony Beevor was made a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et Lettres by the French government in 1997 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1999.
www.age-of-the-sage.org /history/historian/Antony_Beevor.html   (555 words)

  
 Berlin: The Downfall 1945, by Anthony Beevor
Beevor says there are even accounts of Red Army soldiers who raped a woman only to appear at her home the next day with food and presents for the children.
Beevor’s account of the arrival of ‘the very ladylike’ Magda Goebbels and her five doomed children, who descended the steps ‘like a school crocodile’, is chilling.
Beevor's conclusions are that in response to the vast scale of casualties inflicted on them by the Germans the Soviets responded in kind, and that included rape on a vast scale.
www.arlindo-correia.com /040702.html   (14916 words)

  
 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Antony Beevor
Antony Beevor, author of the award-winning Stalingrad and chairman of the society, said: "We are concerned that such a concentration of power in central buying can have a huge effect.
Antony Beevor, Britain's best-selling author of popular history, told the newspaper the Americanisation of British history was a particular problem.
This was the task facing Antony Beevor when he attempted to reconstruct the story of Olga Chekhova, Hitlers favourite actress and, as it turns out, a woman who used her access to the Fhrer to spy for the Soviet Union.
authors.surfwax.com /files/Antony_Beevor_Book.html   (706 words)

  
 Swans Commentary: Antony Beevor's "The Mystery Of Olga Chekhova," by Charles Marowitz - cmarow11
Antony Beevor's book is something of a mystery-thriller bolstered by vivid descriptions of Germany immediately before and after World War II.
Beevor himself admits, "There remains a considerable quantity of documents on the subject which have not seen and probably will never see the light of day." Which tends to suggest that the "mystery," whose implications all lockstep in one direction, might, over time, do an about face and move in another.
The outstanding virtues of Beevor's book are the incidental insights about Russia and Germany immediately before and after World War II; fleet illuminations of the cruel reversals of fortune of Stalin and his henchmen, and snapshots of a decadent Nazi hierarchy imperturbably socializing with one another while Berlin crumbles around them.
www.swans.com /library/art11/cmarow11.html   (1213 words)

  
 Booknotes
BEEVOR: Well, this is the interesting thing, if you like, from the communist reaction to him once they took over because Chekhov was a brilliant analysis, if you like, an analyst of the mentality of a bourgeoisie which almost knew that it was condemned or -- to extinction.
BEEVOR: It was a reception for the diplomatic corps in 1939.
BEEVOR: Well, Olga, of course, had to -- to protect her career, you know, she had to be nice and pretend to be friendly with Goebbels, and she even invited him on occasions out to lunch at her dacha, her little house outside Berlin.
www.booknotes.org /Transcript?ProgramID=1803   (9548 words)

  
 STALINGRAD - Antony Beevor - Penguin Readers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antony Beevor's extraordinary narrative, with its unwavering historical accuracy and massive military knowledge, is told with remarkable fluency and graphic vividness as the human cost of the battle is emphasised alongside Stalingrad's importance as the decisive battle on the Eastern Front.
As Beevor himself acknowledges in his preface, Stalingrad was an extraordinary event which required much more than a relentlessly factual account, told with the customary analytical tone of the historian.
Beevor combines a soldier's understanding of war's realities with the narrative technique of a novelist...This is a book that lets the reader look into the face of battle.
readers.penguin.co.uk /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,5_0140249850,00.html   (1015 words)

  
 THE MYSTERY OF OLGA CHEKHOVA, by Antony Beevor
Beevor's insight that artists and their lives tend to be more important in dictatorships than democracies is demonstrated by the story he tells.
Beevor resorts to safe ground in deciding whether she had been an "adventuress," as Chekhov's widow believed, or a dedicated Soviet agent: "As is so often the case, neither alternative tells the whole truth.
Beevor's thesis is that her brother, composer Lev Knipper, was a Soviet spy, and that she could have been one as well; in fact, that various Soviet intelligence agencies took an active interest in Anton Chekhov's many relatives.
www.arlindo-correia.com /011104.html   (11866 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Berlin: the Downfall, 1945: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The story Beevor tells is an almost unremittingly terrible one--one of death, rape, hunger and human misery--but he tells it with both an epic sweep and an alertness to individuality.
Antony Beevor showed in his excellent Stalingrad how to clearly and accurately portray the chaos and confusion of a vast and sprawling military engagement without losing sight of the individual experience and harrowing minutiae of enormous human tragedy.
Beevor successfully measures the human suffering against the "meat-grinder" mentality of the ideological clash of Stalinism and Nazism.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0670886955   (1576 words)

  
 Antony_beevor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Precise History of Great Man-Man Disaster : Antony Beevor's Stalingrad is a clear, consice book written with an enviable objectivity about events almost too horrendous for us to contemplate.
Beevor's dispassionate voice tells of the miscalculation of two pscyhopaths and how this led to deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, some innocent, and some not...
Beevor begins with a nice precis of Spanish history leading up to the Spanish Civil War, covering both long term trends and a concise history of the specific events causing the War...
books.mysic.ca /Author/Antony_Beevor   (707 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Spanish Civil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With his thorough and contemporary examination of the Spanish civil war, historian Antony Beevor unravels the complex events from the coup d'etat which started the war in July of 1936 to the final defeat of the Republicans in 1939....
Beevor is dispassionate in his treatment of both sides.
Beevor's sympathies seem to lie with the Anarchists, though it seems that this is more a result of the fact that the Communists and the Fascists had foreign support from governments which history shows were less than benevolent.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0304358401   (1569 words)

  
 Hay Festival - Success Stories - Antony Beevor
Beevor’s Stalingrad, published in 1998, brought to life the human details of the Second World War battle for Stalingrad.
It was an immediate success and catapulted Beevor from the status of quietly respected author to crossover bestseller.
Beevor was born in 1946 and his schooling was interrupted by ill-health.
www.channel4.com /culture/microsites/H/hayfestival/success/beevor.html   (136 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: The Fall of Berlin 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beevor delves into the still-prevailing rape psychology of conquering armies (indeed, to large groupings of males in general), assigning four distinct phases to the culture of wartime abuse of women.
Beevor probably attempts to cover too much ground in a book of only 450 pages, Nevertheless, "Berlin: the Downfall 1945" is well worth reading and inspires me to learn more about the fall of Berlin and the plight of the civilian population of Eastern Europe under Russian occupation at the end of WW II.
I realize Beevor sets out to give an all-encompasssing account in a few hundred pages, and he does his job well, but I wish those he quotes so often, like Vasily Grossman for the Soviets, could be heard even more so.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0670030414   (1817 words)

  
 Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (Antony Beevor , Artemis Cooper)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beevor and Cooper really needed to decide whether they were writing a book about the City of Paris in the Liberation and life and events in it, or a history of France from 1944 until 1968.
Beevor and Cooper explain that the PCF began to lose its support in 1944 when it became clear to French workers that the party was not going to lead French workers and farmers to power.
Beevor, and this one is as well-written and infornative as his others.
www.interference.com /webstore/us/product/0142437921.htm   (1356 words)

  
 Oliver Kamm: Clash of totalitarianisms
The historian Antony Beevor has a long and fascinating review in this week’s Times Literary Supplement of two books on the Soviet Union’s role in the Spanish Civil War.
The great and perhaps unanswerable question for historians is whether the leaders of the Left were forcing their followers onto a dangerous path for their own glorification, or whether they simply were intoxicated by their own revolutionary rhetoric.
In his review, Beevor doesn’t raise the question of how significant the outcome of the Spanish Civil War was for WWII, but there is a plausible argument (the historian Robert Skidelsky makes it in his collection Interests and Obsessions) that just about everyone overstated it.
oliverkamm.typepad.com /blog/2005/03/clash_of_totali.html   (958 words)

  
 Antony Beevor
Kinta Beevor was five when she fell in love with her parents’ castle facing the Carrara mountains in Italy.
Kinta Beevor was born in 1911 at Northbourne in East Kent.
The descriptions of the harvesting and preparation of food and wine by the locals could not be bettered and the pages are live with vivid characters, from stonemasons and farm workers to foreign bohemians.
www.antonybeevor.com /Tuscan/tuscan.htm   (377 words)

  
 Powell's Books - Review-a-Day - The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Antony Beevor, reviewed by The Atlantic Monthly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beevor may have missed an authorial trick or two here, because these treks, as they were called, profoundly marked the consciousness of the German people.
Beevor's specialty here is disentangling the street fighting (as it was in his book Stalingrad).
(Beevor offers a very British-army aside when he says that British officers regarded the war as a good fight against a reasonably sporting enemy.) In the midst of it all, in a two-story concrete structure deep beneath the garden of the severely neoclassical Reich Chancellery that Albert Speer had built for him, sat Adolf Hitler.
www.powells.com /review/2002_06_18   (2313 words)

  
 British Red Cross - Antony Beevor to deliver lecture in aid of the British Red Cross
Historian and author Antony Beevor is to deliver a lecture in aid of the British Red Cross on 19 October.
Antony Beevor will ask whether cinema and television have distorted the perception and even the priorities of history education.
Antony Beevor is the author of The Spanish Civil War, (soon to appear in a
www.redspirit.org.uk /49921   (527 words)

  
 Antony Beevor, The Fall of Berlin 1945   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beevor also details the Yalta Conference and how Stalin completely hoodwinked Churchill and Roosevelt (Roosevelt himself was very ill at this time and certainly wasn't at his best) in regards to his intentions for Poland and Berlin.
Beevor details the horrors of war, as German citizens flee from the onrushing Soviets, victorious soldiers rape and pillage, and there is so much human suffering.
While I certainly understand the concentration on the devastation that was inflicted on the Germans, Beevor really seems to center on the subject of rape, a subject he revisits -- at length -- time and time again.
www.rambles.net /beevor_fallberlin02.html   (766 words)

  
 Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege, 1942-1943 - Antony Beevor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Antony Beevor's thoughtfully researched compendium recalls this epic struggle for Stalingrad.
Beevor points out that the Russians were by no means ready for the war either, making their stand even more remarkable; Soviet intelligence spent as much time spying on its own forces--in fear of desertion, treachery, and incompetence--as they did on the Nazis.
Due attention is also given to the points of view of the soldiers and generals of both forces, from the sickening battles to life in the gulags.
www.cdswap.ws /Content/findonamazonus-Asin-0140284583.html   (397 words)

  
 WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2001-0123
It is a mark under which the writer Antony Beevor trades, but, as will be argued, the mark cannot stand as a trademark because it lacks the necessary level of ‘distinctiveness’ as set by, e.g.
Under this head, therefore, the only remaining issue is whether Antony Beevor, the name or mark under which the Complainant trades, constitutes "a trade mark or service mark in which the Complainant has rights".
Finally, on the issue of distinctiveness, the Panel cannot resist observing that if the name "Antony Beevor" is not distinctive of the Complainant in the context in which the Respondent claims to have intended using the Domain Name (i.e.
arbiter.wipo.int /domains/decisions/html/2001/d2001-0123.html   (5704 words)

  
 Stalingrad - Antony Beevor - Penguin Group (USA)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Historians and reviewers worldwide have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad as the definitive account of World War II's most harrowing battle.
Antony Beevor has interviewed survivors and discovered completely new material in a wide range of German and Soviet archives, including reports of prisoner interrogations, desertions, and executions.
The battle of Stalingrad was the psychological turning point of World War II; as Beevor makes clear, it also changed the face of modern warfare.
www.penguinputnam.com /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,0_0140284583,00.html?sym=EXC   (776 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Fall of Berlin 1945: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beevor's treatment of the story of the fall of Berlin in 1945 is rich with detail and anecdotal information, which helps bring the story to life, putting a human face on the horrific specifics of life in a city under siege.
Antony Beevor, this guy seems to be educated and indoctrinated by good old Western propaganda through the Cold War era.
Beevor never comprehensively deals with this important issue, but constantly returns to it, as if he just wants to titillate the readers or use those disgusting Soviet crimes to shore up his rambling discourse.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0142002801?v=glance   (3261 words)

  
 Amazon.co.uk: Stalingrad: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We know little of what took place in Stalingrad or its overall significance, leading Beevor to humbly admit that "[t]he Battle of Stalingrad remains such an ideologically charged and symbolically important subject that the last word will not be heard for many years".
Beevor has raided the archives to bring an honest account of the titanic tussle between Hitler and Stalin in frontline Russia 1941 - 1943; the decisive battle for the symbolic and strategic stronghold of Stalingrad.
What Beevor truly achieves is an accessible and neat balance between the complexities of the war map with its myriad names of armies, officers, places, battles and mobilisation, with the personal recounts recovered from letters and documents.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0140249850   (1406 words)

  
 Biblio: The Fall of Berlin 1945 by Beevor, Antony: Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Fall of Berlin 1945 Antony Beevor World War II European Theater conquest of the Third Reich Germany.
Beevor depicts the plight of the people in the street and the soldiers, as well as the competition between Russia and the other Allies to reach Berlin first.
His descriptions of the experiences of individual soldiers and civilians, the street fighting in Berlin and the events taking place in the Hitler bunker and the Kremlin, make THE FALL OF BERLIN 1945 the best account yet written on the death knell of Hitler's vaunted Thousand Year Reich.
www.biblio.com /books/isbnnu/29689667.html   (451 words)

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