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Anyone interested in WWII should read this book.
Catherine Merridale's "Ivan's War" is a brilliant book - meticulously well researched, incredibly well written, and tremendously insightful and informative.
Merridale has written an excellent social history of the Red Army and why Russian soldiers continued to fight throughout the war.
Well written and easy to read. She has done her research and it makes a difference.These are real first person accounts which are convincingly authentic. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Edwin Bradley
It was almost shocking to read about the lifes that the Russian peasants lived in their country, and the hardships they went hrough and then the life in the Red Army. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Karen
Merridale provides a look inside the minds of the Russians at many levels as they fought in World War II. Read morePublished 5 months ago by jim84103
Based on veteran interviews and diaries, Merridale offers a glimpse into the world of the Red Army little seen to a West more familiar with the Allied ETO perspective. Read morePublished 6 months ago by 08th samurai
A tragic history of a time unparalleled in war, horror, abject depersonalization, murder plus a savage and barbaric criminal regime all overseen by the despot Stalin. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Brian Gueck
Finally, a long needed book about the US's most important Ally in WW II! This book gives a ground level glimpse into the life of "Ivan" that belongs on every serious... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Fiicker
Catherine Merridale has offered up an impressive matrix of interviews and historical research about the Soviet Army in World War II. Read morePublished 11 months ago by CaptainBill
I can't add very much to what has already been written by the learned reviewers on this page. Simply put: If you like or are curious about the Eastern Front in WWII, and want to... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer