The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad

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Da Capo Press, 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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Well-researched, reads like prose. - Goodreads
An incredibly well researched account of the seige. - Goodreads
Mr. Salisbury's research, - Goodreads

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I could not get into this book. Way too technical with far too much research for what I was looking for. If you want a book that explores every facet of the minutia during the Siege of Leningrad, this ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eugene Smolenskiy - Goodreads

A comprehensive accounting of the 900 day siege of Leningrad--now St. Petersburg--by the Nazis during Wold War II during which 1 million civilians died (mostly from starvation). The author does an ... Read full review

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Contents

THE WHITE NIGHTS
3
NOT ALL SLEPT
12
THE FATEFUL SATURDAY
21
THE NIGHT WEARS ON
30
DAWN JUNE 22
40
WHAT STALIN HEARD
55
WHAT STALIN BELIEVED
67
CLOUDLESS SKIES
82
A HARD NUT TO CRACK
308
ZHUKOV IN COMMAND
316
BLOW UP THE CITY
327
THEYRE DIGGING IN
338
THE KINGS FORTRESS
353
DEUS CONSERVAT OMNIA
362
SEVEN MEN KNEW
376
The Longest Winter
391

A MATTER OF DETAIL
92
ON THE DISTANT APPROACHES
98
THE RED ARROW PULLS IN
110
EVEN THE DEAD 1
121
THE DARK DAYS
133
ZHDANOV IN ACTION
142
THE WHITE SWANS 15
150
THE RED ARMY RETREATS
158
THE FIRST DAYS
168
THE LUGA LINE
180
THE LUGA LINE CRUMBLES
194
THE ENEMY AT THE GATES
202
STALIN ON THE PHONE
214
THE TALLINN DISASTER
221
THE RUSSIAN DUNKIRK
233
THE NORTHERN CRISIS
243
THE LAST DAYS OF SUMMER
251
WILL THE CITY BE ABANDONED?
260
PART HI Leningrad in Blockade 27 THE CIRCLE CLOSED
273
THE BLOODRED CLOUDS
288
NOT ALL WERE BRAVE
300
WHEN WILL THE BLOCKADE BE LIFTED?
393
THE ROAD OF LIFE
407
THE CITY OF DEATH
423
THE SLEDS OF THE CHILDREN
435
A NEW KIND OF CRIME
447
THE CITY OF ICE
460
THE LENINGRAD APOCALYPSE
473
T IS FOR TANYA
484
THE ICE ROAD TO THE MAINLAND
497
DEATH DEATH DEATH
506
Breaking the Iron Ring
519
AGAIN SPRING
521
OPERATION ISKRA
535
THE 900 DAYS GO ON
551
EPILOGUE
569
THE LENINGRAD AFFAIR
571
SOURCE NOTES
585
BIBLIOGRAPHY
597
INDEX
611
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Harrison E. Salisbury is the author of American in Russia, Moscow Journal, and other books.

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