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A great little book, filled with pictures, that paints a good portrait of the Cossacks, some of the key events in their history, and of their leaders. However, even the least discerning reader can see that the author has glossed over or minimized some of the extreme outrages and barbarous acts of this people. Khmelnitsky in 1648, for example, didn't incite the Cossacks of the Ukraine to kill "as many as a few hundred Jews." He incited them and roused them up to kill something like 300,000 Jews o ...more