Big news! LibraryThing is now free to all! Read the blog post and discuss the change on Talk.
This site uses cookies to deliver our services, improve performance, for analytics, and (if not signed in) for advertising. By using LibraryThing you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your use of the site and services is subject to these policies and terms.
MembersReviewsPopularityRatingFavorited   Events   
11,421 (14,166)2981,552 (4.06)300
Stalingrad 3,355 copies, 51 reviews
The Fall of Berlin 1945 2,456 copies, 45 reviews
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy 1,277 copies, 30 reviews
The Second World War 848 copies, 23 reviews
The Mystery of Olga Chekhova 257 copies, 6 reviews
20th century (272) 20th century history (47) alternate history (59) autobiography (62) Berlin (259) biography (110) Civil War (51) D-Day (70) diary (95) Eastern Front (127) ebook (53) Europe (136) European History (153) Folio Society (65) France (113) German History (96) Germany (478) hardcover (48) history (2,533) Hitler (72) memoir (135) military (244) military history (703) non-fiction (827) Paris (63) read (96) Red Army (49) Russia (357) Russian History (89) Soviet Union (192) Spain (236) Spanish Civil War (208) Spanish History (65) Stalingrad (129) to-read (429) unread (59) war (460) women (49) World War II History (69) WWII (2,654)

Antony Beevor has 1 media appearance.

Antony Beevor
Booknotes, Sunday, October 24, 2004
Antony Beevor discusses The Mystery of Olga Chekhova.

—from the publisher's website In 1920, young Olga Chekhova, the beautiful niece of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov, fled Moscow for Berlin—taking only a smuggled diamond ring. Olga quickly won both celebrity as an actress and prominence in the ranks of Germany’s Nazi party, eventually becoming Hitler’s favorite actress. But was she really a sleeper agent recruited by her brother, Lev Knipper, to spy for the Russian NKVD? Antony Beevor’s The Mystery of Olga Chekhova tells the extraordinary tale of how one family survived the Russian revolution, the civil war, the rise of Hitler, the Stalinist terror, and the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union. In putting together this amazing story, Antony Beevor demonstrates how people survived under the terrible pressures of a totalitarian age. He reveals a confusion of courage, idealism, fear, self-sacrifice, opportunism, and betrayal. The most astonishing part of this truly epic tale is that both Olga and Lev would live through this most murderous era in modern history. (timspalding)… (more)

Antony Beevor has 11 past events. (show)

You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Canonical name
Legal name
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Other names
Date of birth
Date of death
Burial location
Country (for map)
Place of death
Cause of death
Places of residence
Awards and honors
Short biography
Antony Beevor was born in London, England, to a literary family. His mother Kinta Beevor was an author and the daughter, granddaughter, great-niece, and great-granddaughter of memoirists, journalists, and translators. His father Jack Beevor was a successful lawyer. Antony was educated at Winchester College and the British Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, where he studied under John Keegan. After an early career in the army, he became a full-time writer. He has published four novels, beginning with Violent Brink (1975) and more than 10 nonfiction works, many of them focused on World War II. They include Stalingrad (1998), which won the first Samuel Johnson Prize, the Wolfson Prize for History, and the Hawthornden Prize for Literature; Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (1991), which won a Runciman Prize; and Paris After the Liberation, 1944-1949 (1994), written with his wife Artemis Cooper. His book Berlin: The Downfall 1945, (2002), a bestseller, received the first Longman-History Today Trustees’ Award.and was accompanied by a BBC program on his research into the subject. With his Russian research assistant, Lyubov Vinogradova, he edited the wartime papers of Vasily Grossman, published as A Writer at War: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945.
Disambiguation notice

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

Member ratings

Average: (4.06)
0.5 3
1 13
1.5 3
2 62
2.5 25
3 355
3.5 147
4 1050
4.5 154
5 719

Author pictures (4)


(see all 4 author pictures)

Improve this author

There are links stranded on: Beevor

Combine/separate works

Author division

Antony Beevor is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.


Antony Beevor is composed of 15 names. You can examine and separate out names.

Combine with…


About | Contact | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 147,816,351 books! | Top bar: Always visible