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Russia’s Heroes, 1941-45 – Albert Axell
This popular history focuses on heroic acts during WWII by Russian civilians and soldiers. In extremely readable prose and backed by interviews and research in Russia, the book would be of interest to any reader into WWII in the East. Axell’s intention was address a legacy of the Cold War, the persistent ignorance about the huge Russian contribution to ending WWII and saving the world from the Nazis.