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Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
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Sep 17, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: literary-fiction, historical-fiction

This is, perhaps, my favorite of Alan Furst's masterpieces of WWII fiction. It traces the story of Khristo Stoianev, a Bulgarian peasant, as fate shoves him from his remote village along the Danube to a KGB training camp in Moscow to revolutionary Spain and from there to Paris.

His journey is the journey from Facism to Communism and finally to a sort of redemption. Along the way he finds himself fighting in all the major theaters of the European war and we see how it develops through his eyes.

A must, must read for anyone interested in WWII.
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