"Sobering. . . . A global view presented with remarkable clarity."
–The Boston Globe
"Probably the best account of the Eastern Front we shall see until President Putin relaxes his newly imposed restrictions on foreign access to the files. . . . Bellamy has made a tremendous contribution to the record of Russia's struggle, for which future historians will owe a debt."
–The Sunday Times
"Bellamy's treatment is authoritative, his judgments thorough and exacting, and his prose robust."
–The Daily Telegraph