A marvellous book. ... Catherine Merridale is a superb historian, among the very best of her generation. -- Tony Judt
Her account of the sufferings of the Red Army soldiers and their families is unlikely to be bettered. -- Robert Service, author of Stalin: A Biography
Ivan's War throws an illuminating light on the experience of war. It is an important and revealing book. -- Publishing News
Ivan's War: The Red Army at War 1939-45 by Catherine Merridale is a powerful and groundbreaking examination of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, on the eastern front of World War II.