4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 9 August 2005
A very well researched book, which counters the theory forwarded by Suvorov and others that Stalin planned to attack Germany in 1941. If you are after a behind the scenes analysis of German-Soviet relations in 1940-41 this is the book. It would be interesting if the author carried forward his analysis to cover the war period and the rumours about a possible Soviet-German seperate peace. In the final analysis a compromise was probably unthinkable for Hitler.