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Slow moving with worthwhile message
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2017
I found it laborious to read this book. The writing was pedantic and the story moved very slowly. Although I have read a lot of books written about this time period, I did not realize the senseless, politically-driven deal made with Stalin to brutally "repatriate" and murder former Russians, Cossacks who fought for Germany, etc. Learning about this was the book's redeeming feature.