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Anna Reid is the author of The Shaman's Coat:A Narrative History of Siberia and Borderland: A Journey Through the History of the Ukraine. She holds a master’s degree in Russian history and reform economics from the University of London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. She was Ukraine correspondent for the Economist and the Daily Telegraph from 1993 to 1995, and from 2003 to 2007 she ran the foreign-affairs program at the think tank Policy Exchange.
For many only the Russian version of the siege is known. Even in Russia. However after visits to St. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Charles J. Barnes MD
I have read quite a few books on Leningrad but this is the best by far. Good balance of the "big picture" and the details of individuals. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Dondi
The book excels at providing first-person accounts of the nightmarish starvation and suffering of Leningrad's people during the German siege. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Timothy Pettit
When thinking about the eastern front of World War II, I tend to think about Stalingrad and the Nazi drive toward Moscow and maybe the epic tank battle at Kursk. Read morePublished 5 months ago
Informative, but repetetive...interesting to relive a horrible, unbelievable experincePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Enjoyed this book. Presented the tragedy of Leningrad in a very authentic manner. Hard to believe what they went through!Published 5 months ago by Zoltan Csimma
It was hard to put this book down. When I did it wasn't for long.Published 6 months ago by Richard H. Place