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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army

From the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army: Penguin SpecialsFrom the Tsar's Railway to the Red Army: Penguin Specials by O'Neill Mark
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

If you want to read non-fiction about hell on earth, and being in the wrong place at the wrong time don't pass this one up.

There are a few little nagging editing errors, but otherwise it kept bugging my eyes out. Unbelievable all the bad, and life-changing events the Chinese went through who wound up working in Russia during World War I. I am really glad I was not one of them.

It is also quite revealing how some of these workers became much more than that in the very changed Russia when the Bolsheviks took over. In a few cases.

Too many cases were tragic and inhumane. It was a nasty event -- both on the front and behind the lines. If job hunting, read this, and try and stay out of countries that might be in revolution, war, or suffering from epic plagues. You will know why in these pages.

It is a quick read of less than 100 pages, but action-packed, and then some. Most of these details are not common knowledge in many countries.

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