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Reid, Anna
Leningrad : the epic siege of World War II, 1941-1944 / Anna Reid
1st U.S. ed
New York : Walker & Co., 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  D764.3.L4 R45 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Siege, 1941-1944
Subject(s) World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Soviet Union
Physical Description xv, 492 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Summary A gripping, authoritative narrative history of the siege of Leningrad from 1941-1944, interwoven with indelible personal accounts of daily siege life drawn from diarists and memoirists on both sides
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [459]-471) and index
Contents Invasion: June-September 1941 -- The siege begins: September-December 1941 -- Mass death: Winter 1941-2 -- Waiting for liberation: January 1942-January 1944 -- Aftermath
Invasion: June-September 1941. 22 June 1941 ; Barbarossa ; "We're winning, but the Germans are advancing" ; The people's 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

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