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The War Within

Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad

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$29.95 • £23.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674971554

Publication Date: 01/02/2017

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384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 2 maps

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  • Maps of Leningrad
    • Encircled Leningrad, 1941–44
    • Approximate locations of selected diarists’ war time residences and workplaces, based on a 1940 survey of Leningrad published by Lenizdat
  • Directory of Diarists
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Introduction: Year Zero
  • I. Inside the Ring
    • 1. The Ring Takes Shape
    • 2. Becoming New People
    • 3. The Elusive I
    • 4. Family Life and Strife
  • II. Exploring the Island
    • 5. The Hierarchy of Lives
    • 6. The City as Medical Laboratory
    • 7. In the Mirror of History
  • Conclusion: After the Ring Broke
  • Notes
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Illustration Credits
  • Index

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