Stalingrad p.2 by Grossman

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Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron continue to dig their trench and get ready for the oncoming siege of Stalingrad in Part 2 of their 10 Part series on Stalingrad. We’ll be learning a little more about Grossman’s life and will follow Grossman’s masterful depiction of the first years of World War 2 on Soviet territory. Get the hidden moonshine out of the cellar, fry up the last of the Doktorskaya kalbasa, and tune in!

Major themes: Erasure of civilians in war, Call of Duty, Ideology and science

Like last time, the list is too long, but follow this link to see the book recommendations.

22:49 - Vasily Grossman and the Soviet Century by Alexandra Popoff

42:52 - My mistake! Stepan Spiridonov is not Seryozha’s father - Seryozha’s father is Alexandra’s son Dmitri, who has so far not appeared in this book.

58:03 - The title is actually Novel with Cocaine, not Man with Cocaine

58:44 - “Brutal Games: Call of Duty and Cultural Narratives of World War 2” by Debra Ramsay