A Writer at War

A Writer at War

Vasily Grossman With the Red Army, 1941-1945

Book - 2006
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Edited and translated from the Russian by Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova Knopf Canada is proud to present a masterpiece of the Second World War, never before published in English, from one of the great Russian writers of the 20th century -- a vivid eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and "the ruthless truth of war." When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Red Army's newspaper.A Writer at War-- based on the notebooks in which Grossman gathered raw material for his articles -- depicts the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. It also includes some of the earliest reportage on the Holocaust. In the three years he spent on assignment, Grossman witnessed some of the most savage fighting of the war: the appalling defeats of the Red Army, the brutal street fighting in Stalingrad, the Battle of Kursk (the largest tank engagement in history), the defense of Moscow, the battles in Ukraine and much more. Historian Antony Beevor has taken Grossman's raw notebooks, and fashioned them into a narrative providing one of the most even-handed descriptions -- at once unflinching and sensitive -- we have ever had of what he called "the ruthless truth of war."
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, 2006, c2005
ISBN: 9780375424076
0375424075
Branch Call Number: 940.54217
Characteristics: xxi, 378 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,25 cm
Additional Contributors: Beevor, Antony 1946-
Vinogradova, Luba

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May 03, 2018

Great book to read of what was going on during WW2 journalist in Russia. He was on the front lines for the most part at Stalingrad and was in Berlin when it was taken. A startling look at going into Poland at what he witnessed and heard from the locals of the Nazi atrocities. Ultimately he was very saddened at how the Jews were treated by the Nazi's and by his own people the Russians.

I'm looking forward to reading more books by this author.

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