November 22, 2018


Title, El sitio de Leningrado, Memoria Crítica. Author, Michael Jones. Translated by, Joan Trujillo Parra. Publisher, Editorial Crítica, 13 Oct El sitio de Leningrado, by Michael P. Jones, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. de las más brutales, despiadadas e inhumanas tal vez fue el sitio de Leningrado. .. Sencillamente te transporta a Leningrado y te hace espectador de las Leningrad: A State of Siege by Michael Jones is an endearing history about the.

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It sparked my interest in reading about the siege in nonfiction. By the time the siege ended in Januaryalmost a million people had died. He spares nobody in revealing the barbarity of the Nazi battle plan and the ineptness, avarice and wanton disregard for suffering the characterized the official Soviet response. Leningrafo is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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Leningrad: State of Siege by Michael Jones

The story told is a great story, but this book is not the stor It seems hard to believe, but this book makes the Siege of Lningrado and the stories of the victims and survivors dull. Nov 05, Justin rated it really liked it Shelves: Michael Jones’ book draws on diaries and eye witness accounts to describe the horrific conditions that civilians faced while living in a city slated for annihilation.


Still a good book about Operation Barbarossa and the siege of Leningrad. Between Nazi cruelty and Soviet callousness and mismanagement, the Leningraders suffered unnecessarily for many months. I picked this up from a charity shop and dived straight into it one Saturday afternoon.

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Some of the stories are fairly horrific with accounts of cannibalism and murder as morals break down with those slowly starving to death. The personal stories relating the horrors of everyday life for people both in Leningrad and on the front lines had a tremendous cumulative effect. Most of the book is told from diaries of survivors of the siege, people who died in the siege, soldiers and historians.

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El sitio de Leningrado, 1941-1944

While those in position of authority stuffed themselves with delicacies the average person tried to survive on an adulterated bread ration as low as grams. If a global view of the battle is probably missing in his book, Jones has found amazing details and stories. They knew that that this was not a passing episode but the beginning of something. Apr 09, Alona rated it liked it Shelves: The Nazi siege of Leningrad was even more awful than I had thought.

Book ratings by Goodreads. I found it especially interesting that, even given how much history I read, I had never seen a book on this subject before now. It twists and turns the fates of millions of innocent souls into grotesque shapes devoid of humanness.

There were notes at the end of the book but these were not specific. Indisputably the Jews suffered immensely during the second world war, but it was the slavic peoples who suffered the greatest, and who also probably fought the most desperately. Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini Allan Todd. In Leningradmilitary historian Michael Jones chronicles the human story of this epic siege.

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There were of course opportunists and crooks operating during the seige such vermin always emerge during times of crisis and social breakdownbut the majority of the citizens acted like true communists – that is, they helped each other and demonstrated a determination to live that seems astounding to us here in the comfortable West in the 21st Century.

Even when one barely had the breath to blow!

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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Great book about the daily life, suffering and heroism of the Leningrad inhabitants during the days siege.

City of Fortune Roger Crowley. Lo que nos cuenta. Please enter recipient e-mail address es. If you are unfamiliar with this chapter of the eastern war, this is probably a fine introductory volume. Jones’s book informed me of enough of the military and political context to be able to interpret the horrors experienced by the survivors.