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I would recommend the book for its early pre-war chapters where it ...
on 17 May 2016
I would recommend the book for its early pre-war chapters where it gives some interesting insights as too what soviet thinking may have been. I was disappointed in the chapters on the war years though, they read too much like the soviet archives would and similarly omitted things the same archives would want to underplay. There was a general lack of scepticism regarding soviet statistics/records which given the general record of falsification around for instance production figures seems naive.