Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad

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Enemy at the gates : the battle for Stalingrad
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SubjectBattle of Stalingrad during World War II
Pagesxvii, 457 pages

Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad is a book written by William Craig and published in 1973 by Reader's Digest Press and in 1974 by Penguin Publishing. 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.[1][2]


The Slavic Review panned Enemy at the Gates, calling it "rambling and exaggerated" and negatively comparing Craig to author Paul Carell.[3] In contrast, The Washington Post was more favorable and drew favorable comparisons to Cornelius Ryan.[4]


  1. ^ "Interview with Jean-Jacques Annaud, referenced by Constantin Film". Epilog.de (in German). Archived from the original on 2007-08-18.
  2. ^ "`Enemy at the Gates' is right on target". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  3. ^ Parrish, Michael (1974-01-01). "Review of Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad". Slavic Review. 33 (2): 363–364. doi:10.2307/2495819. JSTOR 2495819.
  4. ^ Ambrose, Stephen E. (04/08/1973). "So much for so little". The Washington Post. Check date values in: |date= (help)