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The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad

The 900 Days: The Siege of Leningrad - Harrison E. Salisbury The book is flawed by a lack of context in which the reader can place the events in the book. The author goes into great detail on the efforts to get supplies into the city (which was very informative), but largely ignores the actual fighting, and spends (wastes?) a good amount of pages on the personal recollections of Leningrad literati, whose experience could not have been typical. Interviews with soldiers and factory workers would have been far more appropriate.

I almost give it 4 stars instead of 3 for the quality of the writing and the information on the efforts to supply the city.