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Arriving just days after the Leningrad blockade was lifted on January 27, 1944, Salisbury put to work his rich journalism background to interview dozens and dozens of siege survivors, Soviet party leaders and soldiers. The author allows the horror of survival, especially the winter of 1941/42, to exist in this work between the quotation marks of his interviewees.

Salisbury, Harrison E. Publisher: Da Capo Press Aug 21 1985. The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1943, during which time the city was cut off from the rest of the world, was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War II. In scale, the tragedy of Lening. Показать все 4 объявления с подержанными товарами.

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Foreign correspondent par excellence, Harrison Salisbury reported on World War II, Russia under Joseph Stalin . Salisbury retired from the Times in 1973. He produced 23 books, several of them dealing with social and political life in Russia under communism

Foreign correspondent par excellence, Harrison Salisbury reported on World War II, Russia under Joseph Stalin and Khrushchev, Vietnam during the war, China, and numerous other hot spots around the world. He also covered the . civil rights movement in the 1960s and inaugurated the op-ed page of The New York Times, a paper he was associated with for much of his career. He produced 23 books, several of them dealing with social and political life in Russia under communism. He also wrote two novels and two autobiographical books. Библиографические данные. 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad.

The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome episodes of World War I.

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.

I first read "The 900 Days" more than 20 years ago and finally own my own copy. It is one of the most powerful nonfiction books you will ever read. 25 years after his own visit to Leningrad at the end of the siege in 1944, American journalist Harrison Salisbury set out to tell the definitive story of one of World War II's most consequential battles. The millions of Germans and Central Europeans who invaded the USSR in June 1941 were divided into three major groups. Army Group Nord was tasked with capturing Leningrad and at first it appeared they would succeed. For 25 years the distinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury pieced together this narrative of villainy and survival, in which the city had much to fear - from both Hitler and Stalin. 35 people like this topic.


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Doulkree
To tell the truth, i was disappointed in the book. The first and primary reason was that it really should've been named "The 300 days"! 500+ pages of the book (95%) was about the first 300 days of the Leningrad blockade. The rest of the 75 pages basically skimmed through the next 300 days and then totally skipped over the last 300 days. I have the impression that the book originally was much, much longer than it ended up and the editors made Mr. Salisbury cut the final 600 days worth and wrap it up in 75 pages to make it "sellable". It was very disappointing for it to end that way. Most of the book (through the first 300 days) was absolutely brillant and very informative. The stories about how the people dealt with the starvation of the first winter were riveting.
My second complaint was that in the middle of that first winter, Mr. Salisbury does not mention the plight of the Germans at all!! "How did the Germans make it through that first winter?" was a very important question and Mr. Salisbury does not address it at all. It would have balanced the story a little to know what was going on on the other side.
My last complaint was mentioned by other writers and that was for the lack of maps and especially maps that contained the towns that were mentioned in the text. It was very confusing when I tried to find the towns that were being talked about and NOT being able to find them on the maps that were included.
I enjoyed the story of that first 300 days and I do recommend the book for that reason. But the title is misleading and I'm guessing that it was a result of editor heavyhandedness.
Cktiell
Hitler's siege lasted about 900 days. THREE MILLION people were trapped in the surrounded city. About half of them would not survive. Most of the estimated MILLION AND A HALF died from starvation and/or sub-zero temperatures in the first awful winter 1942-1943. As the siege stretched on the city's civil defense people and local officials saved millions through their tremendous efforts to smuggle in food and warm clothing. It took Stalin nearly three years to amass a force large enough to drive Hitlers Nazi's out. LENINGRAD was NOT a high priority for Stalin. His dislike of this particular city was commonly known but not really understood. More resources were sent to Stalingrad, Kiev and Moscow. In LENINGRAD starving people ate rats, bugs, plaster, paper, candles and much worse things. Stalin considered the whole affair such a disaster and a national embarrassment that Three Years After The War Ended, he had ALL the City Officials who had been instrumental in the city's SURVIVAL ARRESTED, TRIED, and EXECUTED to keep the story of LENINGRAD quiet..... INSANE. Who was worse, Hitler or Stalin? This book gives the reader an insight into Stalin's character that brings a much better understanding of the BIG PICTURE OF WWII.
Gela
900 Days is a very difficult piece of Russian/Nazi history to wade through.

The beginning of the book provides the reader with fact after fact about the ineptitude of Stalin as an ignorant, unfeeling commander in chief (a frighteningly similar profile that hits too close to home these days). I was aware of his murderous tendencies but was enlightened to learn just how poor a military leader he was.

As if we needed more proof of the horrible activities of the Nazi regime, this book gives us another exclamation point. Hitler and his henchmen treated normal, non-military citizens as if they were simply low-life, expendable filth that could just be swept away after the battle was won. And while the Nazis were defeated, the human cost was incalculable. As usual, the Russian approach to war was to throw as many bodies as needed for the battle, with only meager resources, equipment, food and training.

Again, this is not a book for the squeamish, but it is a history that provides detailed proof of how two relatively sophisticated countries treated their enemies and their citizens as if they were just pawns on a chessboard to be sacrificed as if there were an unlimited, highly expendable supply.
Fast Lovebird
Great book. Great account of history. He includes many, many anecdotes which makes the account very personal. Even the exact number of shells fired by particular batteries (i.e.16,246).
What touched me most, were the stories of some great Russian poets and writers who volunteered to fight the battle. Some killed, some wounded.
Their lives and some of their works.
The stupidity of Stalin forbidding any buildup of troops along the frontier fearing that it might provoke Hitler. He forbade his generals to mention it, calling it "fear mongering". He trusted Hitler above his generals. He paid dearly.
After the war, during an investigation called the "Leningrad Affair", Stalin had many of the very military leaders who saved Leningrad, tried and shot. Many believe because they embarrassed him with the right call. He outdid his buddy Hitler by killing 20,000,000 of his own people.
Acebiolane
The amount of detailed accounts from documents, personal interviews and comparisons between written accounts of others involved from that time period is impressive. Often in footnotes, Salisbury explains that one source claimed this and another source claims that, but a third later revealed this. Very reassuring for the reader that you're getting a wide variety of information and that he's not holding back. It also reads like a suspense novel. I read a lot of history and this is truly a cut way above the usual historical account. Salisbury should have won a Pulitzer for this.
The 900 Days: Siege of Leningrad download epub
Europe
Author: Harrison E. Salisbury
ISBN: 0333412923
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Papermac; New Ed edition (April 17, 1986)
Pages: 784 pages