Siege and Survival: The Odyssey of a Leningrader (Transaction Large Print)

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Elena Skrjabina'a struggle to survive World War II began in 1941, with the blockade of Leningrad, which is descibed in this section of her diary. Elena, her two sons and mother follow a trail of terror across Lake Ladoga, endure hunger, bombs and the cold before finding safety in Pyatigorsk.

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"Beautifully written and highly readable, this is an outstanding work by an admirable woman"

"--Library Journal."

"The bitterly ironic note is our recollection, as we read Mrs. Skrjabina's diary, of the glossy and heroic version sponsored by the Communist Party ever since the 1940s in publishing and broadcasting its 'history' of the siege...(this corrective, brief yet enormously effective (tells) us what actually happened in World War II on the banks of the Neva."

--Albert Parry, "Russian Review."

"Beautifully written and highly readable, this is an outstanding work by an admirable woman"

--Library Journal.

"The bitterly ironic note is our recollection, as we read Mrs. Skrjabina's diary, of the glossy and heroic version sponsored by the Communist Party ever since the 1940s in publishing and broadcasting its 'history' of the siege...(this corrective, brief yet enormously effective (tells) us what actually happened in World War II on the banks of the Neva."

--Albert Parry, Russian Review.



-Beautifully written and highly readable, this is an outstanding work by an admirable woman-

--Library Journal.

-The bitterly ironic note is our recollection, as we read Mrs. Skrjabina's diary, of the glossy and heroic version sponsored by the Communist Party ever since the 1940s in publishing and broadcasting its 'history' of the siege...(this corrective, brief yet enormously effective (tells) us what actually happened in World War II on the banks of the Neva.-

--Albert Parry, Russian Review.

About the Author:

Elena Skrjabina (1906-1996) was professor emeritus of Russian at the University of Iowa. She grew up in St. Petersburg (Leningrad) where her father was a member of the last Russian Parliament before the 1917 Communist revolution. From 1941, when the Germans invaded Russia, until 1945, when the Allied forces won the war, Elena Skrjabina suffered many hardships that she chronicles in her works.

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