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Ordeal of the Hermitage: The Siege of Leningrad 1941-1944 Hardcover – August, 1986

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This joint U.S.-Soviet venture, produced in the U.S.S.R., has a virtual embarrassment of riches in the opulence of the treasures illustrated, while the text surrounding them is, simply, an embarrassment. U.S. readers are likely to feel condescended to at being cozily addressed as "dear reader," annoyed by such crude nationalism as the description of Leningrad as a "metropolis that proudly bears the great name of Lenin" and by the expressed outrage at "persecutors of enlightened thought." And the Britishisms of the spelling are jarring: storey, sceptical, etc. All that aside, however, the book is not without interest. Photographs of Hermitage artRembrandt, El Greco, Watteau, Cezanne et al.of the magnificent palace rooms that house the art, and the period photos of wartime Leningrad are wonderfully reproduced; while the saga of the rescue and preservation of the Hermitage treasures during the city's 900-day siege, days of such hunger that museum staff boiled joiner's glue to a jelly for their food, is heroic.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. (August 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810914069
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810914063
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 9.7 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,599 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read The Madonnas of Leningrad (fiction, during the siege) and was fascinated by the history and the art work in the Hermitage. This book (which I believe is now out of print) seemed to be very informative about both, with excellent photos. For what may have been a "coffee table book", the price was reasonable.
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I am so excited to get this book It is incredible!! I cant stop looking at all the pictures and reading about the Hermitage during the Seige of Leningrad!!
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This is a book that is difficult to find and holds the beauty of the Heritage Museum in St. Petersburg, RA It is definitely a keepsake.
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IN FACT i AM NOT CURENTLY IN THE sTATES, SO i DON'T KNOW IF THE CONDITION OF THE BOOK IS HAS MENTIONNED BUT i JUST WANT TO "THINK POSITIVE"
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