Title

DEFENDING LENINGRAD

AuthorsMultiple Authors 
Editor/TranslatorKazimiera J. (Jean) Cottam, PhD

About the AuthorPublished since 1972 and member of the Writers' Union of Canada and Ottawa Independent Writers. In 1999 was awarded the prestigious Mary Zirin Prize by the Association for Women in Slavic Studies, affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies.
ISBN0-9682702-3-9
PublisherNew Military Publishing; 2nd Edition
Websitehttp://webhome.idirect.com/~kjcottam/welcome.htm
GenreWar Memoirs and Biographies
PriceUS$14.95
Sample Chapters or PreviewAvailable on above website and Amazon.com
Number of Pages160
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SynopsisA middle-class teenager, Inna Konstantinova ran away from home to join Soviet partisans and avenge her boyfriend’s death. Her diary and letters are remarkable. She served alongside Masha Poryvayeva who came from Moscow’s working class. The third heroine in this book, Zoya Kruglova-Baiger, was a spy who socialized with German officers.
Review by  David M. Glantz, Editor, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, March 1999."The genuine value of these books and the interest they are bound to generate among specialists and general readers alike argue for their wider dissemination. The books should be made available to the wider audience they so richly deserve." David M. Glantz, Editor, The Journal of Slavic Military Studies, March 1999.
Review by Leslie Blanchard, Editor, A Writers' Choice Literary Journal, April 1999."The topic has been neglected by historians in the West, and Cottam's books have done much to rectify the situation. They are a must read." Leslie Blanchard, Editor, A Writers' Choice Literary Journal, April 1999.
Review by Leslie Blanchard"...While I deeply enjoyed all four of these books this was my favorite. We get an in depth look at a young Russian teenager through her own diaries and letters.” Leslie Blanchard, Editor, A Writer’s Choice Literary Journal, April 1999.