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Profoundly moving and disturbing,
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This review is from: A Writer at War: A Soviet Journalist with the Red Army, 1941-1945 (Paperback)
This is one of the very best books to come out of the War in the East. A combat journalist, Grossman saw as much action as many combat veterans. Comparable to America's Ernie Pyle, Grossman wrote with a common, sympathetic manner that powerfully conveys complex and highly emotional stories. Anyone who professes to be a serious student of the War in the East absolutely must read this book. Be warned; however, that Grossman's writings on Treblinka and other scenes of Nazi genocide are horrific and the pain they convey is staggering (his mother was one of the millions of victims of Nazi genocide). Do not read this book unless you are prepared to deal with some of the most gut-wrenchingly honest and brutal writing of your life.