"Shortly after withdrawing from World War I, Russia descended into a bitter civil war unprecedented for its savagery: epidemics, battles, mass executions, forced labor, and famine claimed millions of l"
Battles, epidemics, mass starvation and executions afflicted the Soviet Union from 1918-1921 during the Red Army's clash with the anti-communist Whites. ``In this gripping, revelatory history, readers grasp the human cost of the civil war and its permanent impact on Soviet consciousness,'' reported PW. Photos. (Jan.)