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William Craig

William Craig (1929-1997) was an American historian and novelist. Born and raised in Concord, Massachusetts, he interrupted his career as an advertising salesman to appear on the quiz show Tic-Tac-Dough in 1958. With his $42,000 in winnings-a record-breaking amount at the time-Craig enrolled at Columbia University and earned both an undergraduate and a master's degree in history. He published his first book, The Fall of Japan, in 1967. A narrative history of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific, it reached the top ten on the New York Times bestseller list and was deemed "virtually flawless" by the New York Times Book Review. 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. In addition to his histories of World War II, Craig wrote two acclaimed espionage thrillers: The Tashkent Crisis (1971) and The Strasbourg Legacy (1975).

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    • Enemy at the Gates

    • The Battle for Stalingrad
    • By: William Craig
    • Narrated by: David Baker
    • Length: 13 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 712
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    A classic work of World War II history that brings to vivid, dramatic life one of the bloodiest battles ever fought - and the beginning of the end for the Third Reich....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great, but difficult to follow

    • By Ed on 03-19-16

    Regular price: $29.95

    • The Fall of Japan

    • By: William Craig
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 204
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 185

    Told from both Japanese and American perspectives, this thrilling account of the final weeks of World War II in the Pacific has been heralded as "virtually faultless"....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Superbly written history

    • By Saman on 01-22-16

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Strasbourg Legacy 

    • By: William Craig
    • Narrated by: J. Paul Guimont
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    In the chaos of defeat, while Germany's roads teemed with desperate refugees and jumbled armies, Hitler's inner circle tried to disappear....

    Regular price: $14.95

    • The Tashkent Crisis

    • By: William Craig
    • Narrated by: Steve Marvel
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The Soviet Union delivers an ultimatum to the president of the United States....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Pathetic fictional history

    • By Phillip Lund on 12-27-15

    Regular price: $19.95

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