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Angel on the Square

By Gloria Whelan
  • ISBN Code: : 0061975788
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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From the author of the National Book Award-winning novel Homeless Bird comes “an absorbing saga”* about a young heroine coming of age in the tumultuous years leading up to the Russian revolution. Gripping, accessible historical fiction that's perfect for schools and classrooms, as well as for fans of Ruta Sepetys and Elizabeth Wein. In the fall of 1914, safe behind palace walls, Katya Ivanova sees St. Petersburg as a magical place. The daughter of a lady in waiting to the Empress, Katya spends all her time with the Grand Duchesses, and the royal family feels like her own. But outside the palace, a terrible war is sweeping through Europe, and Russia is beginning to crumble under the weight of a growing revolution. Now, as Katya’s once-certain future begins to dissolve, she must seek to understand what is happening to her beloved country and, for the first time in her life, take charge of her own destiny. With her trademark lyricism, spare prose, and strong young heroine, award-winning author Gloria Whelan has again taken a chapter from history and transformed it into compelling historical fiction. *Kirkus

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  • Publisher : Sleeping Bear Press
  • Book Code : 1627530991
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Total of Pages : 128
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  • Book Code : 0061975877
  • Total of Pages : 176
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  • Book Code : 1585365513
  • Total of Pages : 32
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061978809
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Miranda and her mama have always agreed about everything. So when Mama is offered a job with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show painting scenery, she and Miranda certainly agree that it is time to get out of Fort Lincoln, where they've been doing soldiers' laundry for as long as Miranda can remember. But while Miranda blossoms on the road--meeting Annie Oakley, making friends with an Indian girl, and even participating in the show herself--Mama stews in her hatred of the Indians; she blames them all for her husband's death. And when Chief Sitting Bull joins the troupe, Miranda begins to see that there are two sides to every battle, a vision Mama won't share. Gloria Whelan combines expert storytelling and meticulous historical detail to create a provocative tale that shimmers with remarkable insight into the heart of American history. Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2000, National Council for SS & Child. Book Council

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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  • Total of Pages : 352
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Book Short Summary:

New York Times bestselling author John Connolly's unique imagination takes readers through the end of innocence into adulthood and beyond in this dark and triumphantly creative novel of grief and loss, loyalty and love, and the redemptive power of stories. High in his attic bedroom, twelve-year-old David mourns the death of his mother. He is angry and alone, with only the books on his shelf for company. But those books have begun to whisper to him in the darkness, and as he takes refuge in his imagination, he finds that reality and fantasy have begun to meld. While his family falls apart around him, David is violently propelled into a land that is a strange reflection of his own world, populated by heroes and monsters, and ruled over by a faded king who keeps his secrets in a mysterious book... The Book of Lost Things. An imaginative tribute to the journey we must all make through the loss of innocence into adulthood, John Connolly's latest novel is a book for every adult who can recall the moment when childhood began to fade, and for every adult about to face that moment. The Book of Lost Things is a story of hope for all who have lost, and for all who have yet to lose. It is an exhilarating tale that reminds us of the enduring power of stories in our lives.

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  • Book Code : 1554983177
  • Total of Pages : 256
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  • Publisher : Zola Books
  • Book Code : 1939126126
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  • Pdf File: fallen-angels.pdf

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  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Book Code : 9389157722
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 740
  • Pdf File: a-wrinkle-in-time.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Wrinkle in Time is the winner of the 1963 Newbery Medal. It was a dark and stormy night—Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. "Wild nights are my glory," the unearthly stranger told them. "I just got caught in a downdraft and blown off course. Let me sit down for a moment, and then I'll be on my way. Speaking of ways, by the way, there is such a thing as a tesseract." A tesseract (in case the reader doesn't know) is a wrinkle in time. To tell more would rob the reader of the enjoyment of Miss L'Engle's unusual book. A Wrinkle in Time, winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, is the story of the adventures in space and time of Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe (athlete, student, and one of the most popular boys in high school). They are in search of Meg's father, a scientist who disappeared while engaged in secret work for the government on the tesseract problem.

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
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  • Total of Pages : 208
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  • Total of Pages : 416
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  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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The Nazis may have taken their home, but the family still has a guardian angel In this emotionally rich story, a little girl and her family live happily in Paris until Nazi soldiers arrive druing World War II. She and her family must flee or risk being sent to a concentration camp, so they run into the woods, where they meet resistance fighters. But they're still not safe. They must cross tall mountains and sail in a rickety boat to England. Yet the whole time they're struggling to survive, the little girl thinks of the stone angel near their apartment in Paris and imagines it watching over her family. Offering a never-before-told story of the Holocaust, Jane Yolen returns to the material she mined in the award-winning THE DEVIL'S ARITHMETIC. Filled with sorrow, hope, comfort, and triumph, this gorgeously illustrated book is sure to become a modern classic–offering adults a perfect vehicle with which to share a difficult subject. Praise for STONE ANGEL: * "This story provides a wonderful addition to materials about World War II and the Holocaust, and is appropriate for even the gentlest of readers."--School Library Connection *STARRED*

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  • Publisher : Seven Dials
  • Book Code : 1841884642
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 804
  • Pdf File: a-year-at-the-chateau.pdf

Book Short Summary:

THE ENTERTAINING AND HEARTWARMING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER. Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France, but where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairytale château, complete with 45 rooms, seven outbuildings, 12 acres of land and its own moat. Throwing caution to the wind, Dick and Angel swapped their two-bedroom flat in East London for an abandoned and derelict castle in the heart of the Loire valley and embarked on the adventure of a lifetime with their two young children Arthur and Dorothy. Sharing their full journey for the first time, A Year at the Château follows Dick and Angel from when they first moved to France in the depths of winter and found bedrooms infested with flies, turrets inhabited by bats, the wind rattling through cracked windows, and just one working toilet, which flushed into the moat, through to the monumental efforts that went into readying the château for their unforgettable wedding and their incredibly special first Christmas. Along the way we'll read glorious descriptions of rural life in France, with charming characters, delicious food and wonderful seasonal produce, together with the extraordinary list of renovations and restorations Dick and Angel completed, many of which were never shown on TV. As warm and entertaining as their much-loved show, A Year at the Château is a truly irresistible story of adventure and heart, epic ambitions and a huge amount of hard graft.

The Angel Tree

By Daphne Benedis-Grab
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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545613892
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 756
  • Pdf File: the-angel-tree.pdf

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By Jon Meacham
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 039958983X
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : History
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: the-soul-of-america.pdf

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Painting surprising portraits of Lincoln and other presidents, including Ulysses S. Grant, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, and Lyndon B. Johnson, and illuminating the courage of such influential citizen activists as Martin Luther King, Jr., early suffragettes Alice Paul and Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights pioneers Rosa Parks and John Lewis, First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, and Army-McCarthy hearings lawyer Joseph N. Welch, Meacham brings vividly to life turning points in American history. He writes about the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the birth of the Lost Cause; the backlash against immigrants in the First World War and the resurgence of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920s; the fight for women’s rights; the demagoguery of Huey Long and Father Coughlin and the isolationist work of America First in the years before World War II; the anti-Communist witch-hunts led by Senator Joseph McCarthy; and Lyndon Johnson’s crusade against Jim Crow. Each of these dramatic hours in our national life have been shaped by the contest to lead the country to look forward rather than back, to assert hope over fear—a struggle that continues even now. While the American story has not always—or even often—been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even in the gloomiest of times. In this inspiring book, Meacham reassures us, “The good news is that we have come through such darkness before”—as, time and again, Lincoln’s better angels have found a way to prevail. Praise for The Soul of America “Brilliant, fascinating, timely . . . With compelling narratives of past eras of strife and disenchantment, Meacham offers wisdom for our own time.”—Walter Isaacson “Gripping and inspiring, The Soul of America is Jon Meacham’s declaration of his faith in America.”—Newsday “Meacham gives readers a long-term perspective on American history and a reason to believe the soul of America is ultimately one of kindness and caring, not rancor and paranoia.”—USA Today

See What I See

By Gloria Whelan
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0062039717
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 695
  • Pdf File: see-what-i-see.pdf

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Kate Tapert sees her life in paintings. She makes sense of the world around her by relating it to what she adores—art. Armed with a suitcase, some canvases, and a scholarship to art school in Detroit, Kate is ready to leave home and fully immerse herself in painting. Sounds like heaven. All Kate needs is a place to stay. That place is the home of her father, famous and reclusive artist Dalton Quinn, a father she hasn't seen or heard from in nearly ten years. When Kate knocks on his door out of the blue, little does she realize what a life-altering move that will turn out to be. But Kate has a dream, and she will work her way into Dalton's life, into his mind, into his heart . . . whether he likes it or not.

Angel in a Book Shop

By RJ Scott
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  • Publisher : Love Lane Books Limited
  • Book Code : 1785641581
  • Total of Pages : 121
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 956
  • Pdf File: angel-in-a-book-shop.pdf

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In a snowy Christmas London, a grieving Josh meets Michael and falls head over heels in love. The antique book store, Chapter One, is nestled in a quiet square a few steps from London's St Pauls Cathedral. Since Josh's dad died, it has been boarded-up, with whitewashed windows, no new stock, and shelves empty of everything except sad memories. The place is a reminder of loss, and despite Josh being weighed down by grief, it falls on him to sell the store for his mom. Michael is the owner of Arts Desire, the store right next to Josh. With his rainbow pride mugs and positive outlook, he is sunshine and happiness, and the complete opposite of what Josh thinks he needs in his life. Michael says everyone deserves their own Christmas miracle sometimes. All Josh has to do is believe him, and the two men could have their own happy ever after.

Angel on the Inside

By Victoria Shinagel
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1664177477
  • Total of Pages : 118
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 173
  • Pdf File: angel-on-the-inside.pdf

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ANGEL ON THE INSIDE is a personal account of understanding. It is a memoir illuminating the unlikely places where we find mentors from whom we learn our most valuable lessons. From white privilege to prison, it is only through incarceration that Shinagel is gifted her freedom. In solitary confinement she is alone and invisible; in D Block she is scared and vulnerable; in C Block she is curious and willing; in minimum she is still scared; she finds hope; she learns to trust; she begins to understand; and finally she finds freedom.

CHRISTMAS GOLD: The Greatest Holiday Novels, Tales & Poems (Illustrated Edition)

By Charles Dickens,Anthony Trollope,Mark Twain,Beatrix Potter,Louisa May Alcott,O. Henry,Leo Tolstoy,L. Frank Baum,Lucy Maud Montgomery,Harriet Beecher Stowe,Emily Dickinson,Robert Louis Stevenson,Rudyard Kipling,Hans Christian Andersen,Selma Lagerlöf,Fyodor Dostoevsky,Walter Scott,J. M. Barrie,Brothers Grimm,George MacDonald,Henry van Dyke,E. T. A. Hoffmann,Clement Moore,Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,William Wordsworth,Alfred Lord Tennyson,William Butler Yeats
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027222168
  • Total of Pages : 8099
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 592
  • Pdf File: christmas-gold.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: A Christmas Inspiration and Other Stories (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Old Father Christmas (Juliana Horatia Ewing) A Letter from Santa Claus (Mark Twain) A Merry Christmas & Other Christmas Stories (Louisa May Alcott) The Gift of the Magi (O. Henry) The First Christmas Of New England (Harriet Beecher Stowe) The Holy Night (Selma Lagerlöf) Christmas At Sea (Robert Louis Stevenson) The Little City of Hope (F. Marion Crawford) Christmas in the Olden Time (Walter Scott) Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (L. Frank Baum) The Twelve Days of Christmas Silent Night Where Love Is, God Is (Leo Tolstoy) Ring Out, Wild Bells (Alfred Lord Tennyson) Christmas with Grandma Elsie (Martha Finley) Little Lord Fauntleroy (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Christmas at Thompson Hall (Anthony Trollope) Anne of Green Gables (Lucy Maud Montgomery) Little Women (Louisa May Alcott) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) Black Beauty (Anna Sewell) Christmas In India (Rudyard Kipling) The Christmas Child (Hesba Stretton) Granny's Wonderful Chair (Frances Browne) The Romance of a Christmas Card (Kate Douglas Wiggin) Wind in the Willows (Kenneth Grahame) The Birds' Christmas Carol (Kate Douglas Wiggin) The Wonderful Life - Story of the life and death of our Lord (Hesba Stretton) Little Gretchen and the Wooden Shoe (Elizabeth Harrison) Peter Pan and Wendy (J. M. Barrie) The Wonderful Wizard of OZ (L. Frank Baum) The Christmas Angel (Abbie Farwell Brown) The Tale of Peter Rabbit (Beatrix Potter) Toinette and the Elves (Susan Coolidge) The Heavenly Christmas Tree (Fyodor Dostoevsky) At the Back of the North Wind (George MacDonald) Thurlow's Christmas Story (John Kendrick Bangs) Christmas Every Day (William Dean Howells) The Lost Word (Henry van Dyke) The Nutcracker and the Mouse King (E. T. A. Hoffmann)…

Novel Writing For Wanna-Be'sTm

By Sam McCarver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 9780595797592
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 937
  • Pdf File: novel-writing-for-wanna-be-stm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Novel Writing for Wanna-be's is just what you've been looking for: an easy-to-read and enjoyable practical guide in how to write a novel written by a published author and experienced instructor. With this one book, learn everything you need to know about putting your novel together in a professional manner and in a very readable and entertaining form. Learn how to turn your story idea into an intriguing plot and how to create memorable characters. Learn how to write compelling scenes and natural dialogue. Use the dozens of case studies and examples included in this guidebook in helping you to present your own novel in a format agents and editors prefer. And, finally, learn about the publication process and how to make that important good first impression on an agent or editor in achieving your goal, and living your dream, of having your novel published. Praise for Sam McCarver's John Darnell Mystery Novels: "Wonderful fun John and Penny are emerging as a formidable team that will have readers looking forward to their next adventure." -The Mystery Reader "Entertaining, fast-paced McCarver does a masterful job." -Romantic Times "The Case of the Ripper's Revenge is a superb historical mystery." -Harriet Klausner, Amazon.com "McCarver's descriptive prowess makes the world of 1916 England come to life in The Case of the 2nd Seance." -Romantic Times

Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, Volume 3

By Elwyn R. Berlekamp,John H. Conway,Richard K. Guy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 0429945574
  • Total of Pages : 364
  • Category : Mathematics
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: winning-ways-for-your-mathematical-plays-volume-3.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In the quarter of a century since three mathematicians and game theorists collaborated to create Winning Ways for Your Mathematical Plays, the book has become the definitive work on the subject of mathematical games. Now carefully revised and broken down into four volumes to accommodate new developments, the Second Edition retains the original's wealth of wit and wisdom. The authors' insightful strategies, blended with their witty and irreverent style, make reading a profitable pleasure. In Volume 3, the authors examine Games played in Clubs, giving case studies for coin and paper-and-pencil games, such as Dots-and-Boxes and Nimstring. From the Table of Contents: - Turn and Turn About - Chips and Strips - Dots-and-Boxes - Spots and Sprouts - The Emperor and His Money - The King and the Consumer - Fox and Geese; Hare and Hounds - Lines and Squares

Angel of Bataan

By Walter Macdougall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Down East Books
  • Book Code : 160893375X
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 218
  • Pdf File: angel-of-bataan.pdf

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Alice Zwicker was the only service woman from Maine to be a prisoner of the enemy in either of the two World Wars. But there is more to the story than that. Across the nation, wherever one of the seventy-seven Angels of Bataan returned home, there was a hero’s welcome. Those Army and Navy nurses had shown what American women could do and be, even in times of defeat. This is Alice’s story: her growing up in a small Maine town, her commitment to the profession of nursing, and her immersion in World War II. There was Manila, Bataan, Corregidor, and then three long, hungry years when she was held prisoner by the Japanese. For Alice, the terrible legacy of war did not end with her liberation from internment camp, or even with her coming home. When victory finally arrived for Alice, it was achieved in her own soul.

The Square Root of God

By Timothy Carson
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498203701
  • Total of Pages : 88
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: the-square-root-of-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This provocative exploration of faith and numbers provides a whole new way to understand the mystery of God and the universe--a must-read for both spiritual individuals in search of relevancy and curious skeptics willing to entertain a new way to approach the most basic questions of life.

The Angel of Terror

By Wallace, Edgar
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 1772468959
  • Total of Pages : 181
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 858
  • Pdf File: the-angel-of-terror.pdf

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Conventional ideas of beauty are typically associate it with goodness and kindness. However, appearances can be deceptive. Jean Briggerland is exquisitely lovely, but few know that this ethereal, angelic facade hides an utterly immoral and cruel heart within. Her insatiable lust for power and money claim many an innocent victim till one day, a lawyer named Jack Glover is called upon to defend his best friend and cousin, James Meredith in a murder trial. Meredith is alleged to have murdered a young man in a fit of jealous rage because he objected to the man's friendship with Meredith's lovely fiancée. The lady in question turns out to be Jean Briggerland. The Angel of Terror by Edgar Wallace was published in 1922. Like almost all of Wallace's novels, it was an immediate bestseller. The exciting plot, impeccable writing style and memorable characters make his books timeless classics that are still enjoyed by modern readers the world over. Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace came from an extremely deprived background, but rose to become one of the richest and most widely read English writers of his time. He was also one of the most prolific writers in English, having produced more than 120 novels, nearly a thousand short stories, 18 stage plays and innumerable poems and non-fiction articles. He developed an extremely efficient writing style which consisted of dictating his works into wax cylinders (Dictaphones) which were then transcribed by a team of secretaries. He would lock himself up in his bedroom with cigarettes and pots of scalding hot, sweet tea for up to 72 hours, continuously dictating his stories. This gave his work the tight plots, their almost seamless narrative quality and their ambiance. Though critics slammed him for churning out endless potboilers, Wallace remained unfazed. His continuous financial problems compelled him to adopt this style, but his unerring eye for detail, dialog and well researched knowledge of police methods and crime investigation set him apart from ordinary pulp writers of the day.

Leningrad 1943

By Alexander Werth
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 0857735020
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : History
  • Members : 634
  • Pdf File: leningrad-1943.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Siege of Leningrad is the most powerful testimony to the immeasurable cruelty and horror of World War II. From 1941-1945, the Eastern Front was the site of some of the bloodiest atrocities of the war and the city of Leningrad, now St. Petersburg, proved to be a decisive point in the conflict. German policy was resolutely determined to redraw the map of Europe, annihilate the Soviet Union and give large areas of territory to Finland. Through Hitler's ambition to completely eradicate the city and its entire population, it was decided that the most efficient method of invasion was to encircle and bombard the city into submission. After 872 days of aggression, one and a half million people lost their lives, mostly from starvation. As the sole British correspondent to have been in Leningrad during the blockade, Alexander Werth's eyewitness account presents a harrowing perspective on the savagery and destruction wrought by the Nazis against the civilian population of the city. His writing evokes compelling images of terror - the oil bombing of children's hospitals, mass starvation and cannibalism - with rich and sophisticated commentary on the internal politics of Soviet party chiefs, soldiers and civilian resistance fighters. Both an authoritative historical document and a journalistic re-telling of the overwhelming sadness, grief and futility of 20th century warfare, this is an invaluable look at one of the greatest losses of human life in recorded history.