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Title Life and Death in Besieged Leningrad 1941 1944
Author J. Barber
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2004-11-12
Category History
Total Pages 243
ISBN 9781403938824
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From 1941-1944 Leningrad saw by far the largest-scale famine ever to occur in a developed society. This book examines the nature and consequences of the extreme conditions created by the German blockade of Leningrad between September 1941 and January 1944. Using declassified documents from Party and State archives in Moscow and St Petersburg and interviews with survivors, the authors have produced the most informed and detailed analysis to date of the impact of the siege on the lives and health of the people of Leningrad.

Title The Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia
Author Donald Filtzer
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2010-05-06
Category History
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139485753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the first detailed study of the standard of living of ordinary Russians following World War II. It examines urban living conditions under the Stalinist regime with a focus on the key issues of sanitation, access to safe water supplies, personal hygiene and anti-epidemic controls, diet and nutrition, and infant mortality. Comparing five key industrial regions, it shows that living conditions lagged some fifty years behind Western European norms. The book reveals that, despite this, the years preceding Stalin's death saw dramatic improvements in mortality rates thanks to the application of rigorous public health controls and Western medical innovations. While tracing these changes, the book also analyzes the impact that the absence of an adequate urban infrastructure had on people's daily lives and on the relationship between the Stalinist regime and the Russian people, and, finally, how the Soviet experience compared to that of earlier industrializing societies.

The Soviet Union by Edward Acton

Title The Soviet Union
Author Edward Acton
Publisher Univ of Exeter Pr
Release Date 2007-02-01
Category History
Total Pages 543
ISBN 0859897168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Volume Two of this new documentary history of the Soviet Union comprises over 270 documents and is organised into four chronologically distinct parts, subdivided thematically; it runs from the fraught diplomatic and military preamble of the Great Patriotic War to the final fracturing of the USSR along the national fault-lines of its 15 Union Republics. Slight overlap of chronological coverage with Volume One allows increased attention in Volume Two to foreign affairs. Areas in this volume that attract greatest student interest are the epic dramas at the beginning and end of the period the Great Patriotic War and Perestroika. The commentary is by Edward Acton, Professor of Modern European History at the University of East Anglia, who has published widely on the Russian revolution and the history of Russia and the USSR. The documents have been translated by Tom Stableford, Assistant Librarian, Slavonic and East European Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Title Russian Literature
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1971
Category Russian literature
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105213174050
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Soviet Medicine by Frances Lee Bernstein

Title Soviet Medicine
Author Frances Lee Bernstein
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Medical
Total Pages 294
ISBN NWU:35556040905382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Thanks to the opening of archives and the forging of exchanges between Russian and Western scholars interested in the history of medicine, it is now possible to write new forms of social and political history in the Soviet medical field. Using the lenses of critical social histories of healthcare and medical science, and looking at both new material from Russian archives and interviews with those who experienced the Soviet health system, the contributors to this volume explore the ways experts and the Soviet state radically reshaped medical provision after the Revolution of 1917. Soviet Medicine presents the work of an international group of leading scholars. Twelve essays—treating subjects that span the 74-year history of the Soviet Union—cover such diverse topics as how epidemiologists handled plague on the Soviet borderlands in the revolutionary era, how venereologists fighting sexually transmitted disease struggled to preserve the patient’s right to secrecy, and how Soviet forensic experts falsified the evidence of the Katyn Forest massacre of 1940. This important volume demonstrates the crucial role played by medical science, practice, and culture in the shaping of a modern Soviet Union and illustrates how the study of Soviet medical history can benefit historians of medicine, science, the Soviet Union, and social and gender historians.

Title Writing the Siege of Leningrad
Author Cynthia Simmons
Publisher University of Pittsburgh Pre
Release Date 2003-03-15
Category History
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780822972747
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Silver Winner, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year, History From September 1941 until January 1944, Leningrad suffered under one of the worst sieges in the history of warfare. At least one million civilians died, many during the terribly cold first winter. Bearing the brunt of this hardship—and keeping the city alive through their daily toil and sacrifice—were the women of Leningrad. Yet their perspective on life during the siege has been little examined. Cynthia Simmons and Nina Perlina have searched archival holdings for letters and diaries written during the siege, conducted interviews with survivors, and collected poetry, fiction, and retrospective memoirs written by the blokadnitsy (women survivors) to present a truer picture of the city under siege. In simple, direct, even heartbreaking language, these documents tell of lost husbands, mothers, children; meager rations often supplemented with sawdust and other inedible additives; crime, cruelty, and even cannibalism. They also relate unexpected acts of kindness and generosity; attempts to maintain cultural life through musical and dramatic performances; and provide insight into a group of ordinary women reaching beyond differences in socioeconomic class, ethnicity, and profession in order to survive in extraordinary times.

Annihilation by Thomas Zeiler

Title Annihilation
Author Thomas Zeiler
Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date 2011
Category History
Total Pages 485
ISBN IND:30000127332389
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

From 1937 to 1945 the world witnessed a succession of savage military policies, innovations, and actions on the field, in the water, and in the skies that resulted in the butchery of over fifty million people. The military history of the Second World War involves heroism and evil, effectiveand hopeless strategies, bold and pointless operations, calculation and luck, politics and diplomacy, and production and attrition. This study incorporates recent scholarship on the military history of the Second World War to examine both chronologically and in a comprehensive geographic way themost destructive event in recorded human history. Annihilation argues that World War II evolved into a war of annihilation - a total war - that engulfed militaries and civilians alike, and spared no country either destruction or blame for the carnage. The book questions the adopted intention of the"good war" thesis by wielding the "strategy of annihilation" on all sides as an architectural framework. Readers will find global coverage linking together all theaters of the conflict in a narrative that advances from the beginning to end of the war. This is the first study of the World War II thatallows instructors to assign chapters of the book according to time periods or by place.

Title The Diary of Lena Mukhina
Author Lena Mukhina
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Release Date 2015-02-12
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781447269908
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In May 1941 Lena Mukhina was an ordinary teenage girl, living in Leningrad, worrying about her homework and whether Vova - the boy she liked - liked her. Like a good Soviet schoolgirl, she was also diligently learning German, the language of Russia's Nazi ally. And she was keeping a diary, in which she recorded her hopes and dreams. Then, on 22 June 1941, Hitler broke his pact with Stalin and declared war on the Soviet Union. All too soon, Leningrad was besieged and life became a living hell. Lena and her family fought to stay alive; their city was starving and its citizens were dying in their hundreds of thousands. From day to dreadful day, Lena records her experiences: the desperate hunt for food, the bitter cold of the Russian winter and the cruel deaths of those she loved. A truly remarkable account of this most terrible era in modern history, The Diary of Lena Mukhina is the vivid first-hand testimony of a courageous young woman struggling simply to survive.

Leningrad by Anna Reid

Title Leningrad
Author Anna Reid
Publisher A&C Black
Release Date 2011-09-05
Category History
Total Pages 492
ISBN 9780747599524
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The siege of Leningrad is one of the great stories of extraordinary and heroic endurance in World War II

The Siege by Helen Dunmore

Title The Siege
Author Helen Dunmore
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2002-05-30
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780141924977
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**FROM THE AUTHOR OF INSIDE THE WAVE, THE COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017** Leningrad, September 1941. Hitler orders the German forces to surround the city at the start of the most dangerous, desperate winter in its history. For two pairs of lovers - Anna and Andrei, Anna's novelist father and banned actress Marina - the siege becomes a battle for survival. They will soon discover what it is like to be so hungry you boil shoe leather to make soup, so cold you burn furniture and books. But this is not just a struggle to exist, it is also a fight to keep the spark of hope alive... The Siege is a brilliantly imagined novel of war and the wounds it inflicts on ordinary people's lives, and a profoundly moving celebration of love, life and survival. 'Remarkable, affecting...there are few more interesting stories than this; and few writers who could have told it better' Rachel Cusk, Daily Telegraph 'Literary writing of the highest order set against a background if suffering so intimately reconstructed it is hard to believe that Dunmore was not there' Richard Overy, Sunday Telegraph 'Utterly convincing. A deeply moving account of two love stories in terrible circumstances. The story of their struggle to survive appears simple, as all great literature should. . . a world-class novel' Antony Beevor, The Times Novelist and poet Helen Dunmore has achieved great critical acclaim since publishing her first adult novel, the McKitterick Prize winning, Zennor in Darkness. Her novels, Counting the Stars, Your Blue-Eyed Boy, With Your Crooked Heart, Burning Bright, House of Orphans, Mourning Ruby, A Spell of Winter, and Talking to the Dead, and her collection of short stories Love of Fat Men are all published by Penguin.

The Battle For Leningrad by David M. Glantz

Title The Battle for Leningrad
Author David M. Glantz
Publisher Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 660
ISBN UOM:39015056186250
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The first account of this epic battle to include the struggle for territory outside the city of Leningrad recalls Hitler's hubris in invading Russia and the stubborn Soviet resistance that eventually broke the German Army. (Military History)

The War Within by Alexis Peri

Title The War Within
Author Alexis Peri
Publisher Harvard University Press
Release Date 2017-01-02
Category History
Total Pages 337
ISBN 9780674971554
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Winner of the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize Winner of the AATSEEL Book Prize Winner of the University of Southern California Book Prize Honorable Mention, Reginald Zelnik Book Prize “Stand aside, Homer. I doubt whether even the author of the Iliad could have matched Alexis Peri’s account of the 872-day siege which Leningrad endured.” —Jonathan Mirsky, The Spectator “Fascinating and perceptive.” —Antony Beevor, New York Review of Books “Powerful and illuminating...A fascinating, insightful, and nuanced work.” —Anna Reid, Times Literary Supplement “A sensitive, at times almost poetic examination.” —Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs In September 1941, two and a half months after the Nazis invaded the Soviet Union, the German Wehrmacht encircled Leningrad. Cut off from the rest of Russia, the city remained blockaded for 872 days, at a cost of almost a million civilian lives. It was one of the longest and deadliest sieges in modern history. The War Within chronicles the Leningrad blockade from the perspective of those who endured it. Drawing on unpublished diaries written by men and women from all walks of life, Alexis Peri tells the tragic story of how young and old struggled to make sense of a world collapsing around them. When the blockade was lifted in 1944, Kremlin officials censored publications describing the ordeal and arrested many of Leningrad’s wartime leaders. Some were executed. Diaries—now dangerous to their authors—were concealed in homes, shelved in archives, and forgotten. The War Within recovers these lost accounts, shedding light on one of World War II’s darkest episodes while paying tribute the resilience of the human spirit.

Title Medicines for the Soviet Masses During World War II
Author Mary Schaeffer Conroy
Publisher University Press of Amer
Release Date 2008
Category History
Total Pages 256
ISBN STANFORD:36105131696960
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Surveys the production, availability, and distribution of pharmaceuticals during the Great Patriotic War, examines how the economy affected medical care during the first two years of the Great Patriotic War and studies the impact of traditional medicine (home remedies) used to compensate for wartime shortages of pharmaceuticals.

Blockade Diary by Lidii︠a︡ Ginzburg

Title Blockade Diary
Author Lidii︠a︡ Ginzburg
Publisher Random House (UK)
Release Date 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 114
ISBN 186046033X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

A fictionalized account of the 900-day siege of Leningrad during World War II, describing the day-to-day business of finding something to eat while avoiding bombs and shells. The siege cost 600,000 lives.

Leningrad by Brian Moynahan

Title Leningrad
Author Brian Moynahan
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2013-11-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 496
ISBN 9780857384157
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died of their wounds, the cold, and most of all, starvation. The assembled musicians - scrounged from frontline units and military bands, for only twenty of the orchestra's 100 players had survived - were so hungry, many feared they'd be too weak to play the score right through. In these, the darkest days of the Second World War, the music and the defiance it inspired provided a rare beacon of light for the watching world. Setting the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods in history.

City Of Thieves by David Benioff

Title City of Thieves
Author David Benioff
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2008-05-15
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781440630583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the critically acclaimed author of The 25th Hour and When the Nines Roll Over and co-creator of the HBO series Game of Thrones, a captivating novel about war, courage, survival — and a remarkable friendship that ripples across a lifetime. During the Nazis’ brutal siege of Leningrad, Lev Beniov is arrested for looting and thrown into the same cell as a handsome deserter named Kolya. Instead of being executed, Lev and Kolya are given a shot at saving their own lives by complying with an outrageous directive: secure a dozen eggs for a powerful Soviet colonel to use in his daughter’s wedding cake. In a city cut off from all supplies and suffering unbelievable deprivation, Lev and Kolya embark on a hunt through the dire lawlessness of Leningrad and behind enemy lines to find the impossible. By turns insightful and funny, thrilling and terrifying, the New York Times bestseller City of Thieves is a gripping, cinematic World War II adventure and an intimate coming-of-age story with an utterly contemporary feel for how boys become men.

Title The Soviet Union 1939 1991
Author Edward Acton
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 543
ISBN 0859897168
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Volume Two of this new documentary history of the Soviet Union comprises over 270 documents and is organised into four chronologically distinct parts, subdivided thematically; it runs from the fraught diplomatic and military preamble of the Great Patriotic War to the final fracturing of the USSR along the national fault-lines of its 15 Union Republics. Slight overlap of chronological coverage with Volume One allows increased attention in Volume Two to foreign affairs. Areas in this volume that attract greatest student interest are the epic dramas at the beginning and end of the period - the Great Patriotic War and Perestroika.The commentary is by Edward Acton, Professor of Modern European History at the University of East Anglia, who has published widely on the Russian revolution and the history of Russia and the USSR. The documents have been translated by Tom Stableford, Assistant Librarian, Slavonic and East European Collections, Bodleian Library, Oxford.

Hunger And War by Wendy Z. Goldman

Title Hunger and War
Author Wendy Z. Goldman
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 2015-06-01
Category History
Total Pages 392
ISBN 9780253017161
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Drawing on recently released Soviet archival materials, Hunger and War investigates state food supply policy and its impact on Soviet society during World War II. It explores the role of the state in provisioning the urban population, particularly workers, with food; feeding the Red army; the medicalization of hunger; hunger in blockaded Leningrad; and civilian mortality from hunger and malnutrition in other home front industrial regions. New research reported here challenges and complicates many of the narratives and counter-narratives about the war. The authors engage such difficult subjects as starvation mortality, bitterness over privation and inequalities in provisioning, and conflicts among state organizations. At the same time, they recognize the considerable role played by the Soviet state in organizing supplies of food to adequately support the military effort and defense production and in developing policies that promoted social stability amid upheaval. The book makes a significant contribution to scholarship on the Soviet population's experience of World War II as well as to studies of war and famine.

Title The Disentanglement of Populations
Author J. Reinisch
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2011-01-26
Category History
Total Pages 351
ISBN 9780230297685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

An examination of population movements, both forced and voluntary, within the broader context of Europe in the aftermath of the Second World War, in both Western and Eastern Europe. The authors bring to life problems of war and post-war chaos, and assess lasting social, political and demographic consequences.

Leningrad by Michael Jones

Title Leningrad
Author Michael Jones
Publisher ReadHowYouWant.com
Release Date 2009-08
Category History
Total Pages 552
ISBN 9781442994614
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Describes life in the Russian city of Leningrad during World War II.