Symphony for the City of the Dead : Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad
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Somerville, Massachusetts : Candlewick Press, 2015.
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First edition.
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456 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Rating
014-up.
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Round Rock Public Library - Young Adult Collections (1st floor)  1 available
YA 928 SHOSTAKOVICH

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9780763668181, 0763668184
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UG
Level 7.9, 18 Points

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 436-442) and index.
Description
In September 1941, Adolf Hitler's Wehrmacht surrounded Leningrad in what was to become one of the longest and most destructive sieges in Western history--almost three years of bombardment and starvation that culminated in the harsh winter of 1943-1944. More than a million citizens perished. Survivors recall corpses littering the frozen streets, their relatives having neither the means nor the strength to bury them. Residents burned books, furniture, and floorboards to keep warm; they ate family pets and--eventually--one another to stay alive. Trapped between the Nazi invading force and the Soviet government itself was composer Dmitri Shostakovich, who would write a symphony that roused, rallied, eulogized, and commemorated his fellow citizens--the Leningrad Symphony, which came to occupy a surprising place of prominence in the eventual Allied victory.
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014-up.
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A Junior Library Guild Selection

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Anderson, M. T. (2015). Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the siege of Leningrad (First edition.). Candlewick Press.

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Anderson, M. T. 2015. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press.

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Anderson, M. T. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2015.

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Anderson, M. T. Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad First edition., Candlewick Press, 2015.

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