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The Resource A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945, [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova

A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945, [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova

Label
A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Title
A writer at war
Title remainder
Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Statement of responsibility
[Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova
Title variation
Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • A special correspondent for The Red Star, the Red Army's newspaper, documents the savage battles of World War II, the siege of Stalingrad, the great tank battle of Kursk, the defense of Moscow, and early revelations about the Holocaust
  • Based on the notebooks in which Vasily Grossman gathered the raw materials for his newspaper articles, this book depicts as never before the crushing condition on the Eastern Front during World War II and the lives and deaths of infantrymen, tank drivers, pilots, snipers, and civilians. Deemed unfit for service when the Germans invaded the Soviet Union in 1941, Grossman became a special correspondent for 'The Red Star, ' the Red Army newspaper. A portly novelist in his mid-thirties with no military experience, he was given a uniform and hastily taught how to use a pistol. Remarkably, he spent three of the next four years at the front, observing with a writer's eye the most pitiless fighting ever recorded. Grossman witnessed almost all the major events of the Eastern Front: the appalling defeats and desperate retreats of 1941, the defense of Moscow, and the fighting in the Ukraine. In August 1942 he was posted to Stalingrad, where he remained during four brutal months of street fighting. Grossman was present at the battle of Kursk (the largest tank engagement in history), and, as the Red Army advanced, he reached Berdichev, where his worst fears for his mother and other relatives were confirmed. A Jew himself, he undertook the faithful recording of Holocaust atrocities as their extent dawned. His supremely powerful report 'The hell of Treblinka' was used in evidence at the Nuremberg tribunal. Anthony Beever, a historian, along with Luba Vinogradova, have woven Grossman's notebooks into a fluid, compelling narrative that gives us one of the best descriptions- at once unflinching and sensitive- of what Grossman called 'the ruthless truth of war.' -- from Book Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 940.54/217/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D764
LC item number
.G772 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945, [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. I, The shock of invasion 1941: -- Baptism of fire, August 1941 -- The terrible retreat, August to September 1941 -- On the Bryansk Front, September 1941 -- With the 50th Army, September 1941 -- Back to the Ukraine, September 1941 -- The German capture of Orel, October 1941 -- The withdrawal before Moscow, October 1941
  • Pt. II, The year of Stalingrad 1942: -- In the South, January 1942 -- The air war in the South, January 1942 -- On the Donets with the Black Division, January and February 1942 -- With the Khasin Tank Brigade, February 1942 -- 'The ruthless truth of war', March to July 1942 -- The road to Stalingrad, August 1942 -- The September battles -- The Stalingrad Academy, Autumn 1942 -- The October battles -- The tide turned, November 1942
  • Pt. III, Recovering the occupied territories 1943: -- After the battle, January 1943 -- Winning back the Motherland, the early spring of 1943 -- The Battle of Kursk, July 1943
  • Pt. IV, From the Dnepr to the Vistula 1944: -- The killing ground of Berdichev, January 1944 -- Across the Ukraine to Odessa, March & April 1944 -- Operation Bagration, June & July 1944 -- Treblinka, July 1944
  • Pt. V, Amid the ruins of the Nazi world 1945: -- Warsaw and Lodz, January 1945 -- Into the lair of the fascist beast, January 1945, Poznan and Schwerin -- The battle for Berlin, April and May 1945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxi, 378 p.
Isbn
9780375424076
Lccn
2005051033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60715323
  • (OCoLC)ocn889275545
Label
A writer at war : Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945, [Vasily Grossman] ; edited and translated by Antony Beevor & Luba Vinogradova
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 352-364) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Pt. I, The shock of invasion 1941: -- Baptism of fire, August 1941 -- The terrible retreat, August to September 1941 -- On the Bryansk Front, September 1941 -- With the 50th Army, September 1941 -- Back to the Ukraine, September 1941 -- The German capture of Orel, October 1941 -- The withdrawal before Moscow, October 1941
  • Pt. II, The year of Stalingrad 1942: -- In the South, January 1942 -- The air war in the South, January 1942 -- On the Donets with the Black Division, January and February 1942 -- With the Khasin Tank Brigade, February 1942 -- 'The ruthless truth of war', March to July 1942 -- The road to Stalingrad, August 1942 -- The September battles -- The Stalingrad Academy, Autumn 1942 -- The October battles -- The tide turned, November 1942
  • Pt. III, Recovering the occupied territories 1943: -- After the battle, January 1943 -- Winning back the Motherland, the early spring of 1943 -- The Battle of Kursk, July 1943
  • Pt. IV, From the Dnepr to the Vistula 1944: -- The killing ground of Berdichev, January 1944 -- Across the Ukraine to Odessa, March & April 1944 -- Operation Bagration, June & July 1944 -- Treblinka, July 1944
  • Pt. V, Amid the ruins of the Nazi world 1945: -- Warsaw and Lodz, January 1945 -- Into the lair of the fascist beast, January 1945, Poznan and Schwerin -- The battle for Berlin, April and May 1945
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxi, 378 p.
Isbn
9780375424076
Lccn
2005051033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm60715323
  • (OCoLC)ocn889275545

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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