“Volokolamsk Highway,” originally published in Russian in 1944 and translated into English in 1958, is a gripping war novel by Alexander Bek. Set during WWII, the story unfolds on the Eastern Front as German forces advance towards Moscow. Bek, drawing from his own experiences as a correspondent, vividly portrays the brutality of war, while following a Soviet battalion commander given the daunting task of stalling the Nazis from taking Volokolamsk Highway, the highway to Moscow—at any cost. Based on real events from the Battle of Moscow, this historical novel brings to light the humanity and courage of the soldiers of the highly disciplined and iron-willed Red Army, who laid down their lives to save their socialist homeland and the world from fascism.
Price: 12 USD/EUR