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Shurik: A WWII Saga of the Siege of Leningrad
     

Shurik: A WWII Saga of the Siege of Leningrad

by Kyra Petrovskaya Wayne
 
During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. How she saves him, cares for him, and eventually submerges her feelings to give him a better life is half of the true story call Shurik. The other half details a boy's journey from a frightened orphan to a young

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During the Siege of Leningrad in World War II, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. How she saves him, cares for him, and eventually submerges her feelings to give him a better life is half of the true story call Shurik. The other half details a boy's journey from a frightened orphan to a young adult capable of caring for others. Together, two victims of larger forces create a family with enough love and sacrifice to endure seemingly endless hardships.Through lively, colorful characters and vivid details, Shurik unveils a WWII saga of unprecedented compassion and perseverance. (51/4 X 81/4, 220 pages, b&w photos, maps)

Editorial Reviews

Los Angeles Times
A deeply moving, beautifully written account of one of the epic struggles of modern times. Politics recede as the universal issues of human experience are revealed.
Saturday Review
The stark setting, the tension and drama of the siege, the tenderness and courage of the characters and the heroism of Shurik....combine to produce an impressive tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585741762
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/01/2000
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)

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