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Stalin's War: Volume One: The World in Flames Trilogy Kindle Edition
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So what is bad about the beginning? ....it is stilted and does not flow, characters are wooden, dialogue is awful....not a good beginning, and I almost stopped reading it........but then, I remembered the review - so I skim read to a point further along in the book and the change was stunning.....like two different people wrote the book....except for one thing 1st person and 3rd person - its simple grammar, please sort it out for the next book......
Overall, was very happy with it and I am waiting for the next one to appear......
So come on Jack - I look forward to the rest of the series, but please, please, please use the spell checker and grammar tool on whatever WP programme you're using.
As the first book in a trilogy it deals with the aftermath of a Polish assassination attempt on Stalin just after VE day. The other main difference from real time is the Germans surrendering Italy at the beginning of 1945 in an attempt to get the Western Allies to break the terms of the Yalta conference and get to Berlin first. The attempt fails when Eisenhower doesn't play ball but it predisposes Stalin to believe he is going to be betrayed by the USA and Great Britain. The assassination attempt stokes his paranoia and he decides to attack. The book ends as the attack is about to begin.
The major negative point is the poor formatting on Kindle, it is double-spaced all the way through and in places quadruple spaced, it is difficult to read when there are only ten lines on a page. Also it needs proof reading: it jumps between past and present tense several times and 3 or 4 sections were almost incomprehensible with missed words, incorrect punctuation and misspellings.
There are a few historical errors, starting with the first line, Anthony Eden wasn't knighted until 1954. The RAF doesn't have colonels and the Yugoslav partisans weren't the Chetniks, the Chetniks collaborated with the Nazis. There also isn't a convincing reason why Churchill is still prime minister in August 1945, the war with Japan wasn't enough to postpone the July 1945 general election, why would increased tension with the Soviet Union?
In summary, despite the need for proofreading, a quite enjoyable read.
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