The Unwomanly Face of War


I received a free Kindle copy of The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich courtesy of Net Galley and Random House, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. I also posted it to my Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google Plus pages.

I requested this book as I read a great deal about World War II, but always from a man’s perpsective. It is the first book by Svetlana Alexievich that I have read.

This book was engaging and very interesting. It is a compilation of first hand experiences of a number of Russian women who had been involved in World War II. The stories give you a different perspective in that they are from a woman’s viewpoint about fighting in wartime.

I strongly recommend this book for those who have an interest in World War II and in particular from the viewpoint of those who are often overlooked in other books on the subject.


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