The book was the inspiration for the 2001 film of the same name, starring joseph fiennes and jude law. The films title is taken from william craigs 1973 nonfiction book enemy at the gates. William craig was a native of concord, massachusetts. The 2001 film enemy at the gates utilized the book s title and used it as one of its sources, but was not a direct adaptation of the work reception. The screenplay was written by annaud and alain godard. His first book, the fall of japan, was a documentary account of the last weeks of the second world war. Craigs narrative falls into that military genre which charges each moment with dramatic significance. I promise you that this book will haunt you through the rest of your days. Enemy at the gates is a movie based on a true story about the. Book recommendations, author interviews, editors picks, and more. William craig, author and historian, has painstakingly recreated the details of this great battle. Stalingrad, the bloodiest battle in the history of warfare, cos. A new york times bestseller, the book inspired a film of the same name.
With jude law, ed harris, joseph fiennes, rachel weisz. The film was released under the title stalingrad in continental europe, although enemy at the gates. The battle for stalingrad is a book written by william craig and published in 1973 by readers digest press and in 1974 by penguin. Thats why enemy at the gates is considered one of the best books ever written about stalingrad. The battle for stalingrad is a book written by william craig and published in 1973 by readers digest press and in 1974 by penguin publishing. It was evident from the beginning of this book that the author tried to take no definite stance on which side was morally or ethically responsible for. The battle for stalingrad, which describes the events surrounding the battle of stalingrad in the winter of 1942 and 1943. The battle for stalingrad kindle edition by craig, william. Robbins, which is a fictionalized account of the duel between two sharpshooters in the warzone of stalingrad. It is based on a duel mentioned in the book that developed between soviet sniper vasily zaytsev and his rival, major erwin konig, as they stalk each other during the battle. The battle for stalingrad, which describes the events surrounding the battle of stalingrad from 1942 to 1943. Habsburgs, ottomans, and the battle for europe andrew wheatcroft isbn.
Enemy at the gates is a narrative full of eye witness accounts that makes the battle of stalingrad come to life. Enemy at the gates is a 2001 war film directed and cowritten by jeanjacques annaud and based on william craigs 1973 nonfiction book enemy at the gates. The film stars jude law as vassili, a marksman from the urals who is transported to stalingrad in 1942, and a master german sniper, major. Classic military history enemy at the gates penguin classic. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. Enemy at the gates of richmond metal detecting adventure duration. Enemy at the gates is the culmination of five years of research, during which he traveled extensively on three continents, studying documents and interviewing hundreds of survivors of stalingrad.973 1424 639 1389 557 371 1316 1157 119 521 547 701 1481 616 207 410 1052 892 1470 1235 1208 684 1549 894 1193 789 485 664 1267 1438 724 1380 1007 1 33