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'A tribute to the resilience of the human spirit'
'Where the book stands out is in the portrait of ordinary life in extraordinary circumstances... Fluently written... the uniquely terrible experience of suffering, especially of 1941-2, is effectively described'
BBC History
'Jones's book is set apart from other histories by his careful and judicious use of witness accounts'
Sunday Business Post
'Detailed account of the 872-day siege of the Soviet Union's iconic city'
Morning Star