State of Siege
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When the 900-day siege ended in 1944 almost a million people had died and those who survived would be permanently marked by what they had endured, as this superbly insightful and moving history shows.
Forlag: John Murray Publishers Ltd
Format: 20 x 13 cm
«'Jones's book is set apart from other histories by his careful and judicious use of witness accounts'»
«'Detailed account of the 872-day siege of the Soviet Union's iconic city'»
«'A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit'»
«'Where the book stands out is in the portrait of ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances... Fluently written... the uniquely terrible experience of suffering, especially of 1941-2, is effectively described'»
taught at Glasgow University and Winchester College. He is a fellow
of the Royal Historical Society and member of the British Commission for
Military History, and works now as a writer, media consultant and presenter.
Among his historical titles he has written books on the battles of Bosworth,
Agincourt, and a biography of the Black Prince. He was TV consultant for Channel 4's
Richard III: Fact or Fiction and National Geographic's Mystery Files: The Princes in
the Tower, and co-author, with Philippa Gregory and David Baldwin, of The
Women of the Cousins' War.