Shurik : A WWII Saga of the Siege of Leningrad

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During the Siege of Leningrad, a young Russian nurse finds Shurik, a near-starved orphan boy, in the rubble of a bombed-out apartment house. She saves him, cares for him, and submerges her feelings to protect him. Together, two victims of war create a family with enough love and sacrifice to endure seemingly endless hardships. Through lively, colorful characters and vivid details, Shurik unveils a WWII saga of unprecedented compassion and perserverance.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • 138.7 x 209.6 x 16.5mm | 298.59g
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • b&w photographs, maps
  • 1585741760
  • 9781585741762

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"A deeply moving, beautifully written account of one of the epic struggles of modern times. Politics recede as the universal issues of human experience are revealed." - The Los Angeles Times "Never in human history did men and women give so freely of their courage, their spirit and their love." - Harrison Salisbury, from the introduction "The stark setting, the tension and drama of the siege, the tenderness and courage of the characters and the heroism of Shurik...combine to produce an impressive tribute to the tenacity of the human spirit." - Saturday Review"
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58 ratings
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4 33% (19)
3 14% (8)
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