Armageddon by Max Hastings
The Battle for Germany, 1944-45

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In September 1944, the Allies believed that Hitler’s army was beaten and expected the bloodshed to end by Christmas. Yet a series of mistakes and setbacks, including the Battle of the Bulge, drastically altered this timetable and led to eight more months of brutal fighting. With Armageddon, the eminent military historian Max Hastings gives us memorable accounts of the great battles and captures their human impact on soldiers and civilians. He tells the story of both the Eastern and Western Fronts, raising provocative questions and offering vivid portraits of the great leaders. This rousing and revelatory chronicle brings to life the crucial final months of the twentieth century’s greatest global conflict.

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MAX HASTINGS is the author of more than twenty books, most recently Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945. He has served as a foreign correspondent and as the editor of Britain's Evening Standard and The Daily Telegraph. He has received numerous British Press Awards, including journalist of the year in 1982 and editor of the year in 1988. He lives outside London.

Author Residence: London, England
Published November 16, 2004 by Vintage. 672 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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The Allies had the German Army on the verge of defeat in late 1944. Max Hastings considers why it took them so long to win.

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Clint O’Connor Houston Chronicle 4 of 5 Stars "In this compelling, first-rate history of the last year of World War II in Europe, Max Hastings not only renders the horrendous battles but also analyzes the reasoning behind the major decisions of the war.

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