Russia's Heroes, 1941-1945

Albert Axell, Author Carroll & Graf Publishers $26 (256p) ISBN 978-0-7867-0856-7
A journalist formerly stationed in Moscow, Albert Axell (Stalin's War, etc.) aims to raise some profiles with Russia's Heroes: 1941-45, his collected tales of wartime heroics by patriots defending the Motherland including Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, a highly literate young woman who fought with a guerrilla unit combating the Germans, and the ""Night Witch"" who belonged to a squadron of young women who flew risky starlight raids in open cockpit biplanes. While a mostly standard account, the names (otherwise mostly male) and exploits should will be unfamiliar except for that of Stalin's son, a Red Army lieutenant taken captive by a panzer unit. ( July)
Reviewed on: 06/01/2001
Release date: 06/01/2001
Paperback - 264 pages - 978-0-7867-1011-9
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