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The enemy at the gate has 779 ratings and 100 reviews clif said: this book recounts the collision of empires by describing the many pitched battles that. Enemy at the gates craig williams was born in concord massachusetts he wrote the book enemy at the gates in 1973 the point of this book was to show both the extreme importance of this battle in the course of world war ii and the courage of both the german and russian troops during this horrific battle.
Enemy at the gates is the enthralling result: the definitive account of one of the most important battles in world history the book was the inspiration for the 2001 film of the same name, starring joseph fiennes and jude law.
Enemy at the gates completely misrepresents the history of the battle and slanders the brave sacrifice of the soviet people to defeat nazism i strongly recommend reading the book 'enemy at the gates' to see how little of the movie is true. Based on 137 reviews collected by rotten tomatoes, the film received a 54% approval rating from critics with a weighted average]] score of 57/10 the reviews were summarized as atmospheric and thrilling, 'enemy at the gates' gets the look and feel of war right.
In order to write enemy at the gates (1973), a documentary account of the battle of stalingrad, craig travelled to three continents and interviewed hundreds of military and civilian survivors a new york times bestseller, the book inspired a film of the same name starring jude law and joseph fiennes. Enemy at the gates: the battle for stalingrad by william craig the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, stalingrad was perhaps the single most important engagement of world war ii a major loss for the axis powers, the battle for stalingrad signaled the beginning of the end for the third reich of adolf hitler. Moreover at the end of the book, craig talk about those former soldiers whose stories appear in the book and what they were doing at the time enemy at the gates was completed (1973) world war 2 was still fresh in the minds of those who were interviewed as actors in that drama.
As andrew wheatcroft brilliantly shows in “the enemy at the gate,” the skirmishes and the pitched battles that raged for centuries between habsburgs and ottomans, and their numerous vassals on both sides, represented not so much a “clash of civilizations” as a collision of empires.