Sixteen-year-old Erik Brandt barely knows what Germany is fighting for when he is drafted into Hitler's army in 1944. Sent to the killing fields of the Eastern Front, he is surrounded by unimaginable sights, more horrific than he ever thought possible. It's kill or be killed, and it seems clear that Erik's days are numbered. Until, covered in blood and seriously injured, he conceives of another way to survive. Filled with gritty and visceral detail, Soldier X will change the way every reader thinks about the reality of war.
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Now they are sending us boys."" Wulffson effectively lays the groundwork for Erik's one chance for survival after a bloody German defeat in battle: Erik dresses in a dead enemy's clothes and, thanks to his fluency in Russian, passes as a Russian with amnesia, known as ""X,"" in a Russian hospital.| Read Full Review of Soldier X
More importantly, it can show how the human spirit, in spite of intense brainwashing at a young age, when left to its own devices, this inner spirit can recognize that it is the soul of each person—be they German, Jewish, Polish, Russian—that makes them worthy of the title “Human Being.” One mig...May 01 2010 | Read Full Review of Soldier X
Can you even begin to imagine what must have gone through the minds of very young soldiers who fought in Hitler’s army as Russia began its overwhelming repulsion of the Nazi war machine from Russian soil?Apr 26 2011 | Read Full Review of Soldier X
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