A Writer At War

Vasily Grossman with the Red Army 1941-1945

Vasily Grossman and Others
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Publisher Description

In the summer of 1941, as the Germans invade Russia, newspaper reporter Vasily Grossman is swept to the frontlines, witnessing some of the most savage atrocities in Russian history.

As Grossman follows the Red Army from the defence of Moscow, to the carnage at Stalingrad, to the Nazi genocide in Treblinka, his writings paint a vividly raw and devastating account of Operation Barbarossa during World War Two.
Grossman’s notebooks, war diaries, personal correspondence and newspaper articles are meticulously woven into a gripping narrative and provide a piercing look into the life of the author behind recent Sunday Times bestseller Stalingrad.

A Writer at War stands as an unforgettable eyewitness account of the Eastern Front and places Grossman as the leading Soviet voice of ‘the ruthless truth of war’.

‘A remarkable addition to the literature of 1941 – 1945...a wonderful portrait of the wartime experience of Russia... A worthy memorial to a remarkable man’ Sunday Telegraph

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2010
1 June
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
4.6
MB

Customer Reviews

Tvkraut ,

Breathtaking, evocative and, ultimately, heartbreaking.

One of the best books I have read involving the Eastern Front of World War 2. A first hand account of the author's experiences and all of the individuals he had interviewed at his various postings.
This book gives one a good view of events at some the greatest battles of all time as well as some insight into Stalinist Russia and some of the attitudes of the Russians themselves.
The chapter on Treblinka is truly awful to read but should be compulsory material.

I couldn't recommend this book highly enough.

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