When the Germans invaded Russia in 1941, Vasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war. A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike. Witnessing some of the most savage fighting of the war, Grossman saw firstha...
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Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (March 13, 2007)
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Vasily Grossman (1905-1964) led "a charmed life" which Antony Beevor mentioned in editing the book A WRITER AT WAR. Grossman escaped Stalin's lethal purges and combat attacks. Grossman wrote vivid descriptions of the horrors heroism of the Russian F...
ated early defeats of the Red Army, the brutal street fighting in Stalingrad, the Battle of Kursk (the largest tank engagement in history), the defense of Moscow, the battles in Ukraine, the atrocities at Treblinka, and much more.Antony Beevor and Luba Vinogradova have taken Grossman's raw notebooks, and fashioned them into a gripping narrative providing one of the most even-handed descriptions --at once unflinching and sensitive -- we have ever had of what Grossman called “the ruthless truth of war.”