History

Leningrad: The Epic Siege

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A stunning a sobering account of one of the greatest epics in history. Well written and superbly researched, this book is a masterpiece of historical facts. The author presents them well, in a way that envelops the listener/reader in the terrible dynamic of that time.

Anna Reid spared no gory detail, no criticism of the Soviet regime, and no stone unturned in analyzing the events that unfolded. I especially enjoyed her analysis and account of the dynamics within the German army. While I don’t want to spoil them, I have a totally different perspective on the turning point of WWII.

I recommend this for anyone interested in history. It should be mandatory reading in all High School history classes.