Leningrad: State of Siege

Leningrad: State of Siege

by Michael Jones
     
 

ISBN-10: 0465011535

ISBN-13: 9780465011537

Pub. Date: 07/28/2008

Publisher: Basic Books

Michael Jones tells the human story of the siege of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts, he shows Leningrad in its every dimension including taboos such as looting, criminal gangs and cannibalism. Jones' history reveals that when the 900-day siege finally came to an end in 1944, more than a million people had died, and those who survived would be…  See more details below

Overview

Michael Jones tells the human story of the siege of Leningrad. Drawing on newly available eyewitness accounts, he shows Leningrad in its every dimension including taboos such as looting, criminal gangs and cannibalism. Jones' history reveals that when the 900-day siege finally came to an end in 1944, more than a million people had died, and those who survived would be permanently marked by what they had endured.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465011537
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
07/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Maps

Timeline

Bread Rations

Introduction 1

1 'An Almost Scientific Method': The German Advance 11

2 'The Biggest Bag of Shit in the Army': Attempts to Defend 46

3 The Butcher's Hook: Ordinary Civilians' Experience 81

4 The Noose: The Blockade Is Not Broken 109

5 Elena's Sketchbook: The Emerging Horror 142

6 The Abortionist: The Onset of Mass Starvation 173

7 One Black Beret: The Authorities Lose Control 203

8 The Road of Life: Keeping Hope Alive 220

9 The Symphony: Finding the Will to Survive 238

10 Operation Spark: The Military Breakthrough 262

11 Something Necessary: The Siege is Lifted 277

Epilogue 293

Notes 297

Bibliography 306

Index 311

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