1 edition of Vignettes of bookplate collecting in Leningrad found in the catalog.
Vignettes of bookplate collecting in Leningrad
|Statement||translated and edited by W.E. Butler.|
|Series||Studies on bookplate history -- 1|
|Contributions||Butler, William E. 1939-|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||58|
I have been looking for a book on the seige of Leningrad for sometime and came across this gem on Amazon. This book is brilliant. The author has done a wonderful job of bringing together the full story, looking at the military operations and mistakes, the baseness of the leaders of Leningrad and, most startling of all, the strength of spirit of the ordinary Leningrad citizens/5(45). “Beautifully written and profoundly moving, Leningrad is a stunning, haunting book that has stayed with me long after I turned the last page.”—James Holland, author of Dam Busters “A bold attempt to set the composition of Shostakovich's 7th Symphony within the extraordinary context of its times”—Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday (London)5/5(1).
" The Madonnas of Leningrad is a must-read! Set in war-torn Leningrad, this is a bittersweet love story of romantic commitment, love of art, and terrible struggle. It's a captivating read that somehow is also heart-warming and nostalgic. I loved it! "Aviva | 12/15/" Something about this book really pulled me into the story.3/5. THE DEFENCE OF LENINGRAD. Eye-witness accounts of the siege. by Tikhonov, Nikolai and others: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at
The Madonnas of Leningrad. The book: Marina, an elderly Russian, lives in the USA with her husband. Her granddaughter is getting married. She is trying to live day to day but ordinary tasks become harder and harder as her mind seems to fail her. Life around her is confusing. Her past life in Russia sometimes seems more real than the present. Retreat from Leningrad: Army Group North / (Schiffer Military History Book) by Steven H. Newton: The Russian Nights by Roberto Echavarren: The Siege by Helen Dunmore: The siege of Leningrad by Leon Goure: The siege of Leningrad by Boris Aleksandrovich Skomorovsky: Siege of Leningrad (World at War) by R. Conrad Stein.
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A bookplate from Hollywood right at the end of the silent movie era. It was done for actor and film director Robert G. Vignola ( - ) and was found in his copy of Emil Lucka's Eros.
The Development of the Sex Relations Through the Ages (Putnam's, N.Y. ) It was drawn by the film costume designer Walter Plunkett, presumably a friend of the distinguished director and 26 years.
Anna Reid (present) wrote solid account of the German siege of Siege of Leningrad Reid started her book similar to Harrison Salisbury's book titled THE DAYS. Reid's book is filled with poignant quotes and memoirs of the survivors and those who died.
Reid gave the suffering detailed descriptions which should attract the Cited by: 3. “Gradually, like the emigration of an insidious, phantom population, Leningrad belonged more to the dead than to the living.
The dead watched over streets and sat in snow-swamped buses. Whole apartment buildings were tenanted by them, where in broken rooms, dead families sat waiting at tables. The siege of Leningrad is one of the great tragedies of 20th century European history.
Like the Holocaust and the Gulag, it’s something we all have a moral duty to know about. I’d like to see these five books pressed into the hands of every 18 year old, so they can understand the depths of brutality and stupidity that Europe descended into in the not so distant past, and make sure that.
The blood-soaked Battle of Stalingrad has emerged as the most-cited example of Russia's sacrifice. But for millions of Soviet citizens the Siege of Leningrad was even more consequential. And that tragic event is the subject of Debra Dean's compelling novel, The Madonnas of Leningrad.
Classic art, memory, and the Siege of Leningrad/5(). Inappropriate The list (including its title or description) facilitates illegal activity, or contains hate speech or ad hominem attacks on a fellow Goodreads member or author.
Spam or Self-Promotional The list is spam or self-promotional. Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. Book Summary. The ravages of age are taking their toll on Marina, an elderly Russian woman.
While she cannot hold on to fresh memories, her distant past is preserved: vivid images of her youth in war-torn Leningrad, and the exquisite masterpieces of the Hermitage Museum.
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The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean pp, Fourth Estate, £ In her first novel, Debra Dean paints a powerful portrait of a woman Author: Elena Seymenliyska.
Vivid images of the elderly Marina's youth in war-torn Leningrad arise unbidden, carrying her back to the terrible fall ofwhen she was a tour guide at the Hermitage Museum and the German army began a long, torturous siege on the city.
As the people braved starvation and bitter cold, Marina joined other staff members in removing the museum's priceless masterpieces for safekeeping. The book was well written and the stories conveyed were properly cited.
The details of what went on in Leningrad were still disturbing, although I was aware of some snippets of them. It is a sad story that the Soviet government refused to allow so many of the details to come out, and it took the crumbling of that empire to get many details out/5(6). On September 8,eleven weeks after Hitler launched Operation Barbarossa, his brutal surprise attack on the Soviet Union, Leningrad was surrounded.
The siege was not lifted for two and a half years, by which time some three quarters of a million Leningraders had died of Reid's Leningrad is a gripping, authoritative narrative history of this dramatic moment in the twentieth 4/5(1).
Bookplate collection, circa Call Number: Manuscript Collection No. Extent: linear feet (3 boxes) and 1 oversized papers box (OP) Abstract: Artificial collection of bookplates collected by Emory University Library Special Collections (now Rose.
The Force of Memory: 'Madonnas of Leningrad' Debra Dean's first novel tells the story of an year-old Russian emigre with Alzheimer's disease whose mind. “In this delightful book James P. Keenan, Director of the American Society of Bookplate Collectors & Designers, shares many of his favorite bookplates.
He explains the history behind each, and discusses the artists – some as famous as Rockwell Kent and Claes Oldenburg, others as. the bookplate used by the Scheme (shown here) instructs the recipient to make the book available to other men; this was surely unnecessary for it must have been natural to share books and contribute them to the camp libraries – at Holzminden this grew to around 5, books.
And, despite the request on the bookplate, those responsible. Essential Moscow and Leningrad (AA Essential) by Automobile Association and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at You searched for: leningrad. Etsy is the home to thousands of handmade, vintage, and one-of-a-kind products and gifts related to your search.
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The Madonnas of Leningrad Summary & Study Guide Debra Dean This Study Guide consists of approximately 44 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Madonnas of Leningrad.
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/5(86). Memory is fragile and flexible. Even its failures serve us at times. The Madonnas of Leningrad, the first novel by Seattle professor Debra Dean, is the story of Marina, a young museum docent who takes refuge in the Hermitage during the siege of paintings and artifacts are gone, carefully packed and shipped out of reach of German bombs.
The siege of Leningrad, which began 70 years ago this month, was the deadliest in human history. In JuneNazi Germany launched a surprise attack on its ally, Stalin's Soviet Union.About this Item: Aurora Art Publishers, Leningrad - The Russian Museum, colour photographies 1st English edition, Book Condition, Etat: Bon hardcover, under editor's brown dust-jacket, illustrated by a colour photography of a room of the Museum In-4 1 vol.
- pages Contents, Chapitres: E. Ivanova: The Russian Museum (14 pages) - Plates (pages 21 to ) - .