Top positive review
A good overview of the Russian Civil War
4 November 2017
This book makes a brave and competent attempt to weave together the many different strands of the civil war. There were so many different factions in the White Army - whose objectives and tactics did not always coincide - that the book jumps around, chapter by chapter, from one to another. There is no narrative padding; it's very much a case of "this is what happened, this is when, and this is who it happened to", but I think this would have been a very long book if the author had approached it in any other way.
Despite this, it is readable, there are plenty of photos of the characters involved, and the only negative reviews on Amazon seem to be on political rather than literary grounds.