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Awesome Read, 20 July 2010
This book isn't just about killing Nazi's, nor is it a book about the heroics of Stalin and his Red Army. It's the harrowing tale of one man's experiences in the mother of all battles, where retreat wasn't an option.
Zaitsev's prose and the translation is superb and makes this book a page-flipping good read. There's no bravado. No Communist rhetoric. Just 100% honesty.
For those who've seen the film 'Enemy at the Gates' and want to read the real facts from the horses mouth. Buy (or read) this transcript. Books don't come any better!