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Dry title, great read
on 19 August 2012
Hidden behind what looks like a very dry and technical title lies a vety well written easy to read book.
The style of writing is a low jargon and easy to understand explanation, without at any point talking down to you, or sacrificing depth. This makes it both an entertaining and informative read.
This is a period of history of which I don't know a great deal, and this book toppled quite a few of my pre-conceptions. I found the information on the French sector to be a bit of an eye opener, and was disturbed by the indication that we don't yet know anything like the full extent of Soviet atrocities in the Eastern sector, whilst the epilogue with its description of the "Sleep cure" ties all the threads together perfectly.
This was a very satisfying read. Frederick Taylor is now high on my list of authors to look out for.