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Immense and Important,
This review is from: Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin (Hardcover)
This book is an immense and scholarly contribution to the catalogue of second world literature. It takes the reader into areas that are much neglected, not just the Eastern Front, but moreover the fate of the inhabitants of the putative Bloodlands, Ukraine, Belarus and Poland. It's unfortunate that much literature on the Eastern Front focuses on the sensational and ghoulish aspects of war, however Snyder has assiduously researched and sourced his facts to deliver a truly academic study of this topic. Let's hope that Snyder continues to deliver work of this immensity, significance and quality. Incidentally, don't be put off by the garish book jacket - I bought the alternative hardback version which has a black and white photographic cover.