Leningrad The Epic Siege of World War II, 1941-1944

ISBN-10: 080277881X

ISBN-13: 9780802778819

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Description: On September 8, 1941, eleven weeks after Hitler’s brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded. The German siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of starvation. Stripping away decades of Soviet propaganda, and drawing on newly available diaries and government records, Anna Reid chronicles the Nazis’ deliberate decision to starve Leningrad into surrender, the incompetence and cruelty of the Soviet war leadership, the horrors experienced by soldiers on the front lines, and, above all, the ordeal of life in the blockaded city.Leningradtackles a raft of unanswered questions: Was the size of the death toll as much the fault of Stalin as of Hitler? Why didn’t the Germans capture the city? Why didn’t it collapse into anarchy? What decided who lived and who died? Impressive in its originality and literary style,Leningradgives voice to the dead and throws new light on one of the twentieth century’s greatest calamities.

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Book details

List price: $20.00
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 9/4/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

Maps
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Invasion: June-September 1941
22 June 1941
Barbarossa
'"We're Winning, but the Germans are Advancing'
The Peoples Levy
'Caught in a Mousetrap'
The Siege Begins: September-December 1941
'No Sentimentality'
'To Our Last Heartbeat'
125 Grams
Falling Down the Funnel
Mass Death: Winter 1941-2
The Ice Road
Sleds and Cocoons
'We Were Like Stones'
Svyazi
'Robinson Crusoe Was a Lucky Man'
Corpse-Eating and Person-Eating
Anton Ivanovich is Angry
The Big House
Waiting for Liberation: January 1942-January 1944
Meat Wood
The Gentle Joy of Living and Breathing
The Leningrad Symphony
The Last Year
Aftermath
Coming Home
The Cellar of Memory
How Many?
Appendix II
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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