Hunger

Hunger

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
In the wake of the Siege of Leningrad in 1941, during which hundreds of thousands of people starved to death, a scientist at the Institute of Plant Industry, charged with protecting a collection of rare seeds that could provide food, is forced to make a terrible choice. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Traveling to the world's remote places, a daring scientist has spent his life collecting rare plants for the Soviet Union's premier botanical institute. From the Saharan desert to the mountain passes of Afghanistan, from the rivers of South America to the Abyssinian interior, he has feared no danger to recover specimens that trace back to the ancient civilizations of Babylon and Assyria. Even at home with the wife he reveres, his memory brims with the beautiful women and luscious foods he has known in exotic climes.
But when German troops surround Leningrad in the fall of 1941, he too becomes a captive of the city. With food supplies dwindling, residents strip bark from trees, barter priceless antiques for bread, and trade sex for sugar. In the bleakest hours of the hunger winter, the institute's scientists make a pact: no matter how desperate conditions become, they will protect the precious cache of seeds that is their gift to their country's future.
Based on true events from World War II, Hunger is the story of a man's confrontation with the riddle of his own morality. What is the meaning of cowardice or bravery, honor or betrayal, when life hangs on the smallest of decisions? Is survival the ultimate victory or the ultimate loss?

Baker
& Taylor

In the wake of the Siege of Leningrad in 1941, during which hundreds of thousands of people starved to death, a scientist charged with protecting a collection of rare seeds that could provide food is forced to make a terrible choice.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, c2003
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 133 p. ; 20 cm
ISBN: 9780316738958
0316738956
Branch Call Number: Blac

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