Writing the siege of Leningrad : women's diaries, memoirs, and documentary prose

  • 1st pbk. ed.
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania : University of Pittsburgh Press 2002
Physical description
1 online resource (289 p.)
  • 0-8229-7274-3
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Reproduction available: Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
  • Original electronic resource Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary,
  • English
  • Available in electronic full text to members of the University via the Library web catalogue.
  • Description based on print version record.
  • ""Contents""; ""Foreword""; ""Preface""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Chronology of the Siege""; ""Glossary""; ""Table of Rations ""; ""Map: Front Line around Leningrad, 21 September 1941 ""; ""Map: Leningrad, with Points of Interest ""; ""Introduction""; ""Diaries and Letters""; ""Memoirs and Oral Histories""; ""Documentary Prose""; ""Conclusion""; ""Notes""; ""Index""
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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 wi