29.05.2012 - Antony Beevor

On the first of this June, the new book by British military historian and bestselling author Antony Beevor, The Second World War, will be published worldwide – a magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known. To celebrate the Dutch translation of The Second World War, Antony Beevor will visit BorderKitchen on May, 29th.

Beevor’s previous works – including Stalingrad, Berlin and D-Day – already showed his outstanding narrative power and his ability to use the most up-to-date scholarship and research, while writing with clarity and compassion. In The Second World War, Beevor assembles the whole picture in a gripping narrative that extends from the North Atlantic to the South Pacific, from the snowbound steppe to the North African Desert, to the Burmese jungle, SS Einsatzgruppen in the borderlands, Gulag prisoners drafted into punishment battalions, and to the unspeakable cruelties of the Sino-Japanese War.

Antony Beevor was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst, where he studied under Sir John Keegan. His works, which have appeared in over thirty foreign editions, have been credited with – among others – the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson History Prize and the Spanish La Vanguardia Prize for Non-Fiction.

During BorderKitchen, Antony Beevor will be interviewed by Dutch historian and Historisch Nieuwsblad editor Bas Kromhout.