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Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945

Vassiltchikov, Marie

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ISBN 10: 0394556240 / ISBN 13: 9780394556246
Published by Knopf 1987, c1985, New York, 1987
Condition: very good, good
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24 cm, 324, illus., glossary, index, edge tear in rear DJ. Originally published by Chatto & Windus, London, 1985. The diary of a Russian emigre, describing her work with the German Broadcasting Service and later with the Information Department of the Foreign Ministry; the author also provides insight into life in Berlin from 1940 to 1945. Bookseller Inventory # 35984

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Title: Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945

Publisher: Knopf 1987, c1985, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Book Condition: very good, good

Edition: First American Edition. Sixth Printing.

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A personal account of the Second World War by a White Russian princess who lived in Berlin and Vienna with insights into the ever-harsher conditions of civilian life and the ethical dilemma of upper-class anti-Nazis

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"A skillful weaving of history, memoir, and autobiography...full of colorful characters...When she began writing in 1940, Missie, as she was called, was...concerned mainly with beaux and parties....By 1945 she has no more illusions. She has foraged for food....She has smelled the decaying flesh of corpses buried in the bombed ruins of Berlin and Vienna and lost some of her best friends." -- Washington Post Book World

"Neither a set of reflections flor a philippic, but a record ...The best eyewitness account we possess of the bombing of Berlin."

-- Gordon A. Craig, The New York Times Book Review

"A rare opportunity to see the Second World War from an unusual perspective: the view from Berlin and Vienna, not Washington or London. [The author] has a sharp eye and a witty tongue." -- Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A vivid insider's view of Nazi Germany." -- Vanity Fair

"One of the most remarkable documents to come out of the war, and nothing will ever quite match its calm and grace in utterly hideous circumstances."

-- John Kenneth Galbraith

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