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    Summary ↠ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Harrison E. Salisbury Download Epub The 900 Days The Siege of Leningrad – sinsenos3.us I was much looking forward to reading this as I was not particularly knowledgeable about the plight of the Leningraders – except to know that they suffered terribly as did millions of others at Stalin’s hands Reading this certainly added one piece of evidence to my already hefty collection that the man was a beast Often when I read about him and Hitler I yearn for an afterlife in which they are punished in perpetui

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Akenfield dUnts ofogs turned into living anti tank bombs people eating cups of molasses saturated Gym and Slimline dirt or chewing the glued bindings on books cannibalism and we American civilians know nothing of war A book of horrorsWhile we readers have had ample access to stories about the holocaust and what befell Jewish citizens Romas and political prisoners until I read a wonderful work of fiction called City of Thieves many years ago you should recognize the author if you watch Game of Thrones I had zero understanding of the nightmare of this siegeSurrounded on all sides by Nazi forces Hitler s aim to starve the one and a half million Russians toeath came pretty close to meeting its goal The reason most of us know nothing of this lock own into starvation and eath is In a global event of such horrific superlatives as WWII it is almost criminal that the Siege of Leningrad isn t iscussed freuently or at least recognized readily for the terror it was And it isn t just a matter of reciting statistics to put someone in a place of awe although those numbers speak loudly for sure Certainly a large part of the blame can be placed on the former Soviet Union and their insistence of altering facts to support whatever their current propaganda machine needed but I think there might also be a human element at work that reuires constant vigilance the need for forgetting History owes a great ebt to Harrison Salisbury for this near perfect work of non fiction Arriving just The Clock Without a Face days after the Leningrad blockade was lifted on January 27 1944 Salisbury put to work his rich journalism background to interviewozens and Captives of the Private House dozens of siege survivors Soviet party leaders and soldiers The author allows the horror of survival especially the winter of 194142 to exist in this work between the uotation marks of his interviewees The Cold the Hunger were as much villains as the German army that surrounded Leningrad It took me so long to finish this book because there were chapters that haunted my sleep Here s a sampling young Tanya Savicheva keeps aiary Teaspoon and an Open Mind during the first winter of the siege and as her family membersie one by one she notes their passing in a full page entry Death by starvation takes seven family members until only Tanya is left alone and found by chance in an apartment filled with frozen corpses barely alive Her A Celtic Miscellany diary is one of the exhibits in the Leningrad Siege Museum in St PetersburgSo howoes one approach experiencing an event like this via the written word As I read Salisbury s text a good half the book covers that first winter and the struggle for the City to survive I constantly felt unable to cope with the scale and terror A million Design Patterns by Tutorials: Learning design patterns in Swift 4 dead citizens I live in a city of roughly 750000 souls To imagine everyoneead with another uarter of a million left to go isn t possible How about a couple of communal graves with 200000 bodies Or imagine Lake Michigan as a mass grave when the corpses piled up in the winter and people WERE TOO WEAK TO BURY THEM too weak to bury them were thrown onto the iced over Lake Lagoda for the birds and animals to eat ultimately to sink in the spring Lagoda for the birds and animals to eat ultimately to sink in the spring thaw The crippling ineptitude of Stalin lead Soviet leadership made me thankful for my country s flawed isaster response programs I have a special connection with San Francisco I wasn t born here but I m attached San Francisco I wasn t born here but I m attached this City in a meaningful way but would I be prepared to ie for it Hundreds of thousands of Russians paid with their lives in their The Culture Code devotion to Piter Here s a picture of hundreds of starving citizens attempting to clean up their city by clearingebris and corpses as the Russian winter of 1942 comes to a closeIn October of this year my wife and I traveled to Russia our first visit to this beautiful country I wanted to read a book of fiction and non fiction with St Petersburg as the setting The 900 Days was my non fiction choice When we arrived in the City my wife signed us up for a Banish Clutter Forever dinner on EatWith a fantastic business that I cannot recommend highly enough we had an opportunity to eat at a St Petersburg chef s home withcomplete strangers There were eight of us including the chef atinner all of our new friends spoke English and they were as excited to talk to us about America as we were to ask them uestions about Russia Midway through the Stolen Magic (Stardust, dinner I mentioned I was reading a book about the Siege of Leningrad I was very sensitive to the fact that this topic had the potential of eliciting strong emotions especially amongst multi generational Petersburgians whose parents grandparents suffereduring those 900 The Billionaire Daddy days What happened exceeded my wildest imagination of where the topic would potentially lead Our friends were absolutely ecstatic that I was interested in the Siege One of them is a softwareeveloper and he created a free iPhone app for Russians that uses your GPS location within St Petersburg I read this book before going to Russia on a river cruise Moscow to St Petersburg My experience thereA word about safety Irina warned us about pickpockets at the Kremlin Moscow SPB and some Baltic cities have pedestrian tunnels at some intersections You have to use these tunnels to cross the street On the last Pistols for Two day in SPB I asked a guide Marina on how to get to a sign on Nevski Prospekt from the WWII blockade of LeningradMentioned in 900 Days The Siege Of Leningrad by Harrison Salisbury This sign Citizens In case of artillery shelling this side of the street isangerous Marina said to take a bus 3 stops and walk a ways The bus th. Eced together this remarkable narrative of villainy and survival in which the city had much to fear from both Hitler and Stalin. The 900 Days The Siege of LeningradExcellent read I went to this BOOK AFTER READING A FOOTNOTE IN after reading a footnote in of my history books Any friend you know that may have family in Russia will be able to add to this historical narrative about what Salisbury confirms that uoting the official historical record In world history there are no examples which in their tragedy eual the terrors of starving Leningrad Each Stronger day was the eual of many months of ordinary life Those who maintain that suffering undeserved and unexplained must show there cannot be a loving God out there need only ask these people who never lost their faith or hope Excellent ReadDespite reading this over twenty years ago it left a lasting impression howesperate the plight of LENIGRADERS WAS DURING THE TITANIC STRUGGLE was uring the titanic struggle being completely cut off six months of the year from your country The only life line is lake Ladoga when it freezes over Yet even then thin ice constant shelling and mechanical failures imped the arrival of the few sparse supplies coming #into to the cityImagine funeral pyres being the norm Men and women bathing #to the cityImagine funeral pyres being the norm Men and women bathing in the cities fountains ignoring their nakedness or sexual esires Local merchants falling back on the human basic function survival Cannibalism ran through the streets as a plague Rummaging around the bombed our warehouses hoping to find a scrap of meat a rat or re boil pulverized sugarNo heat No electricity No phones No help The only constant for 900 The Last Rite (Danilov Quintet, dayseath This is a gripping account of a people who refused to surrender to the elements the situation or the enemy Excellent read I was much looking forward to reading this as I was not particularly knowledgeable about the plight of the Leningraders except to know that they suffered terribly as id millions of others at Stalin s hands Reading this certainly added one piece of evidence to my already hefty collection that the man was a beast Often when I read about him and Hitler I yearn for an afterlife in which they are punished in perpetuity for their acts of crueltyBut on to the book This book is not really a classic history espite being called a history Salisbury was a NY Times journalist and he writes like a journalist While the theme itself is amazing with the two major totalitarian powers of WW II coming to a standoff over the fate of the most beautiful city in Russia this reads like a series of reports or vignettes or scenes He is passionate in his gruesome and isturbing escriptions of the misery Love You To Death (Detective Ruby Preston, deprivation and starvation among the everwindling Leningrad residents These very human scenes are among the best written in the bookWhat is lacking in this book are the military elements of the siege the geography the combat and there is almost no Arnhem discussion of battle strategy or tactics It seems to me that it would have been important toiscuss the German s siege policy and procedure so that readers could understand why the Russians had such a hard time lifting itHe Fitness for Living does explain that Stalinist era Soviet incompetence mendacity and villainy exacerbated or even caused much of the Leningraders suffering but there is a lack ofetail as to how this incompetence played out For example what kind of bureaucratic bungling or worse prevented an efficient and effective Love Is Blind distribution of basic supplies to the Leningraders He tells us that basic supplieswindled but not really the reasons for the why It is simply not enough in what is the efinitive study of this time to say that it was incompetence We also learn very little about the political and social structure of Leningrad He communicates the political tensions among the ambitious political elites of the USSR but his treatment is superficialHis characters are flat and they tend to be clustered among the poets playwrights and writers I would have liked a broader view of the population of Leningrad So why id I give this 5 stars I gave it 5 stars because it remains the The World in the Curl definitive work on this subject and as aocument of the Connexity dogged resilience of the human spirit it is extraordinary Moreoverespite its flaws Salisbury actually managed to A Personal Influence document these extraordinary times and speak with those who lived through them This is no small feat with the history of a country that continually re invents their history This is my 2nd read on the Eastern front but my first on Leningrad While the book was uite lengthy there was a lot to be told about theays leading up to the siege and the 900 Americas First City days that followed It was very heartbreaking to read in many places as the conditions that the residents of Leningrad endureduring that time were horrendous Overall a very thorough account of the generals who led the charge to finally break the blockade and the challenges they faced with the political infighting and whims of Stalin It was interesting to read about the great artists and musicians that stayed together in the city that they loved even though there were offers for safe passage out Incredible to learn that this is the time that Shastakovich wrote his 7th Symphony This one passage in the book moved me the mostFrom chapter 35 of 900 Days The Siege of LeningradAnna Akhmatova waits outside for hours in the prison lines as she had for the past seventeen months She waits for word of her son s fate in prison meanwhile bringing him food and packages A woman in line with her recognizes her as the famous poet and asks her with lips blue from cold or fear And this can you write about itYes Anna Akhmatova replied I canThe woman smiled. The Nazi siege of Leningrad from 1941 to 1944 was one of the most gruesome battles of World War II Nearly three million people. ,
A strange and secret smileAnna Akhmatova Bone Mountain (Inspector Shan, did finally write about thoseaysWould you like to see yourself now you girl so full of laughterThe favorite of her friendsThe gay sinner of Tsarskoye SeloWould you like to see what happened to your lifeAt the end of a ueue of three hundredYou stand outside Kresty PrisonAnd your hot tears are burning holes in the New Year s iceBy this time her son had been cast into exile there to remain until Stalin s Neutered by the vet (The League of Dominant Women death in 1953This poem moved me so much I literally felt the anguish andespair Anna Akmatova must have felt as she could o no than wait in the cold and bring her son no than wait in the cold and bring her son and packages but couldn t bring him the freedom she so wished for him This is one of my favorite nonfiction books an overwhelming endlessly fascinating account of an epochal monumental event of World War II including the preliminary actions of Hitler and Stalin and the initial invasions of eastern Europe that led to the siege If you ever find yourself complaining about your lot in life you really need to read this book to get some inkling of that it feels like to have REAL problems stranded in a huge arctic cold city with millions of walking ead starving to Alipio death with you and wondering when the next bomb or shell will hitSalisbury knows how to weave a complex multi focused story that reads like a rattling good novel with a large cast of characters and centers of interest A truly great book An intense examination of the siege of Leningrad now St Petersburg in 1941 42 Most of the book is concerned with the German invasion in June 1941 and takes us to theisastrous winter of 1941 42 when possibly over 600000 Leningraders Seducing Ingrid Bergman died ofeliberate starvation from the German siege The city understandably was in such The Guardship (Thomas Marlowe, disarrayuring this time that we will never know the exact number of A Secret Place deaths and how manyied of residual effects after will also never be known During and after the spring and summer of 1942 many residents were evacuated and sadly rations could be increased because there were simply far fewer people to feed as so many had perishedMr Salisbury is at his best when Scandalous (Playing with Fire describing the terrible events of the German siege the constant bombardment the total collapse of infrastructure no water or heating public transportation became non existent people were just too weak from starvation to carry on normal activities most were barely living It makes for veryespairing reading but we must never forget the cruelty that Nazism brought to the people of the Soviet Union and the titanic struggle they waged to fight off the Nazi aggressionIt would be nice to say that this book is elouently written to capture this crucial period of history but unfortunately the writing left much to be Brute Force (Nick Stone, desired as if an editorid not Beautiful Breasts Pictures do the job properly Most chapters have a surfeit of people introduced at least 20 to 30 with little continuity from one to the other someisappear entirely or may spring up again 100 or 200 pages afterwards for another short paragraph The military history can be rather To Risks Unknown dry with the constant citing ofivision numbers The chronology is confusing and goes back and forth in time the taking of Mga by the Germans is mentioned on three When You Look Up different occasions Statistics are over used and add to the staleness In a military or civilian operation the numbers are even brokenown from the total by giving a sub total of the number of Communist members taking part what is the point of this There is an overwhelming tendency when speaking of the civilian population of Leningrad to mention writers musicians and the theatres they attended as if everyone in Leningrad was a creative artist The author remarks on page 536 of my book that in the springtime after the long winter starvation that in the Writers House meals were once again served in the ining room by waitresses in neat uniforms I am sure that the vast majority #of survivors had no such treatmentThe last half of the book is far better and Mr Salisbury acknowledges the #survivors had no Such TreatmentThe Last Half treatmentThe last half the book is far better and Mr Salisbury acknowledges the of the Soviet system Books were written on the siege but never published or highly censored A ocumentary film has never seen the light of Any Girl Can Be a CandyKiss Girl! / Tea with the Birds / The G-SUS Gene day Due to Soviet suppression many first hand accounts of this painful period haveisappeared foreverAs the author states there has never in the long history of human afflictions been a siege as vicious and Scandal! deliberate as this one therein lies the importance of this book I read this book while on a trip with some college buddies in California I had to read this book over the trip for school In the sunny summer of the west coast on the streets of santa cruz and san francisco I sat in the back seat of a car crushed by luggage and read this book It blew my mind I understand the horrors the Americans and the French and the Jews withstood in WWII But the siege was a whole new chapter of the war I was unaware of Ion t think most Americans are aware of the events that transpired in those 900 The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel days No horror movie will ever come close Peopleo not imagine these experiences They live them Or they Pilgrimage (1920) don t get a chance to live through them This book changed my view of Soviet American politics These 900ays had in my opinion a profound effect on Russian and Soviet policy for Shapely Ankle Preferrd decades to come The book holds so manyetails and lessons and experiences on a type of war that will never make it to the movie screen It s a lesson and a testament that should never be forgotten Fascinating Sword at Sunset darketails of the siege Factual acco. Endured it; just under half of them Fair Play (Zephyr Ranch died For twenty five years theistinguished journalist and historian Harrison Salisbury pi.

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