Vasily Grossman (1905-64), one of the greatest authors of the
twentieth century, served for over 1,000 days with the Red Army as
a war correspondent on the Eastern front. He was present during the
street-fighting at Stalingrad, and his 1944 report 'The Hell of
Treblinka', was the first eyewitness account of a Nazi death camp.
Though he finished the war as a decorated lieutenant colonel, his
epic account of the battle of Stalingrad, Life and Fate, was... more...