One of the problem with reading an omnibus rewriting of history such as John Mosier attempts in "Deathride" is determining veracity. Mosier is clearly on a mission: all the other historians are wrong - the Soviet Union, he says, deserves no credit for the victory over the Germans. If Hitler hadn't made a mistake here or there and the Allies hadn't shipped the Soviets prodigious quantities of arms, munitions and other supplies, the Soviet Union would have been crushed. … more
Not to say that one could expect something extraordinary from this book given the description on amazon, but the truth was so much worse than I could have ever imagined. This text represents a litany of ignorance, mistakes, baseless assertions, fallacies, and generalizations that simply have no end. The author appears to be hell-bent on proving the 'Stalinist' version of the Great Patriotic War is no more than fiction. Unfortunately, this book is some 50 years too late. This … more
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