Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Worth doing the homework

New York Times review of the Andrew Roberts book The Storm of War --

His nearly perfect sense of terrain and geography is marred only by his regrettable conflation of Russia with the Soviet Union, which leads to confusion about battlefield locations, German war aims and Soviet casualties.

National Review's Daniel Foster discusses the book --

 Jim Lacey has a great column  today on the anniversary of Operation Barbarossa, Hitler’s ill-advised assault on Russia. I happen to be reading about the campaign in Andrew Roberts’ so-far great history of World War II, The Storm of War.

The "Russia" usage is made several additional times in the post.  It's a painfully elementary error, so elementary that one wonders if there's an agenda behind it.

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