The 900 Days: The Siege Of Leningrad

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Da Capo Press, Sep 18, 2003 - History - 635 pages
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The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. Nearly three million people endured it; just under half of them died. For twenty-five years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury pieced together this remarkable narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had much to fear-from both Hitler and Stalin.

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There were times when I was reading this book that it almost brought me to tears. The chapters involving the starvation and the cannibalism were simply horrifying. The author did a very good job of ... Read full review

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A thoroughly absorbing account of the privations suffered during this momentous part of WWII. It's remarkable that the author was able to gather so many accounts from ordinary people, given that it ... 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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