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TITLE INFORMATION


Editors and Translators: Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova

Title: A Writer at War

Subtitle: Vasily Grossman with the Red Army, 1941-1945

Place: London

Publisher: Harvill Press

Year: 2005

Pages: xxi + 378pp.

ISBN-10: 184343055X – Find a Library: Wikipedia, WorldCat

Language: English

Keywords: 20th Century | European History: German History, Russian History | Types: Wartime Rape / Second World War



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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Editors: Antony Beevor: Editor's Personal Website, Wikipedia

Contents:

  Introduction (p. vii)
  Translators' Note (p. xix)
  Glossary (p. xx)
 
Part One
The Shock of Invasion 1941
  1 Baptism of Fire August 1941 (p. 3)
  2 The Terrible Retreat August to September 1941 (p. 18)
  3 On the Bryansk Front September 1941 (p. 27)
  4 With the 50th Army September 1941 (p. 31)
  5 Back into the Ukraine September 1941 (p. 36)
  6 The German Capture of Orel October 1941 (p. 45)
  7 The Withdrawal Before Moscow October 1941 (p. 52)
 
Part Two
The Year of Stalingrad 1942
  8 In the South January 1942 (p. 67)
  9 The Air War in the South January 1942 (p. 79)
  10 On the Donets with the Black Division January and February 1942 (p. 85)
  11 With the Khasin Tank Brigade February 1942 (p. 95)
  12 'The Ruthless Truth of War' March to July 1942 (p. 100)
  13 The Road to Stalingrad August 1942 (p. 116)
  14 The September Battles (p. 132)
  15 The Stalingrad Academy Autumn 1942 (p. 154)
  16 The October Battles (p. 170)
  17 The Tide Turned November 1942 (p. 190)
 
Part Three
Recovering the Occupied Territories 1943
  18 After the Battle January 1943 (p. 203)
  19 Winning Back the Motherland The Early Spring of 1943 (p. 213)
  20 The Battle of Kursk July 1943 (p. 225)
 
Part Four
From the Dnepr to the Vistula 1944
  21 The Killing Ground of Berdichev January 1944 (p. 247)
  22 Across the Ukraine to Odessa March-April 1944 (p. 262)
  23 Operation Bagration June-July 1944 (p. 270)
  24 Treblinka July 1944 (p. 280)
 
Part Five
Amid the Ruins of the Nazi World 1945
  25 Warsaw and ULdi January 1945 (p. 309)
  26 Into the Lair of the Fascist Beast January 1945: Poznarl and Schwerin (p. 322)
  27 The Battle for Berlin April and May 1945 (p. 331)
 
Afterword
  The Lies of Victory (p. 344)
  Acknowledgements (p. 351)
  Bibliography (p. 352)
  Source Notes (p. 354)
  Index (p. 365)

Reviews:

Bartov, Omer. The Times Literary Supplement No. 5367 (2006): 17. – Full Text: Times Online (Restricted Access)

Connelly, John. »Rampaging.« London Review of Books 28(12) (June 22, 2006): 29-30. – Full Text: The New York Review of Books (Restricted Access)

Kurkov, Andrey. The Guardian (November 19, 2005). – Full Text: The Guardian (Free Access)

Translations:

Beevor, Antony, and Luba Vinogradova, eds. Grossman-dagb&oaslash;gerne 1941-1945: i front mod tyskernes terror i Rusland. Valby 2005.

Beevor, Antony, and Luba Vinogradova, eds. Carnets de guerre: de Moscou À Berlin, 1941-1945. Paris 2007.

Beevor, Antony, and Luba Vinogradova, eds. Ein Schriftsteller im Krieg: Wassili Grossman und die Rote Armee 1941-1945. Munich 2007.

Wikipedia: Vasily Grossman; Wartime sexual violence: Soviet war crimes, World War II