The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad

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Hachette Books, Sep 18, 2003 - History - 635 pages
"The Nazi siege of Leningrad (1941-1943), when the city was cut off from the rest of the world, was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died, starving or freezing to death, most in the six months from October 1941 to April 1942, when the temperature was often thirty degrees below zero. For twenty-five years the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Harrison Salisbury assembled material for this story, interviewing survivors, sifting through Russian archives, and drawing on his vast experience as a correspondent in the Soviet Union. What he discovered and imparted in The 900 Days is an epic narrative of villainy and survival--one in which the city had as much to fear from Stalin as from Hitler"--Page 4 of cover.

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"A major work, which should be widely read," said LJ's reviewer, who further asserted that the Pulitzer Prize-winning author posed more questions than he answered (LJ 2/15/69). Nonetheless, this provides a solid history into one of the darkest chapters of World War II. Read full review

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Harrison E. Salisbury is the author of American in Russia, Moscow Journal, and other books.

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