To be perfectly honest, the material in this book is very, very bland.
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If you know what to look for, these short bios will reveal tidbits of interesting information of anecdotal variety. But overall they're just 'stories' without real structu As title clearly indicates, this book contains a collection of esseys dedicated to sniping during World War II. But overall they're just 'stories' without real structure nor solid content about sniping.
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This book features several of WW2s greatest or most well-known snipers. There is a good cross-section from most countries involved in the war, as well as male and also female snipers. The book itself goes into a lot of detail about their lives and war history, while also adding in some general information about sniping.
Didn't ever really get into the book, it didn't draw me in as much as I thought it was, but it is basically a collection of short biographies, not a story. If you're interested i This book features several of WW2s greatest or most well-known snipers. If you're interested in learning more about snipers, then this book is a good place to start.
Feb 13, Paul rated it liked it. Easy read but style is poor for this topic.
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Overall there were a few stories that were interesting and new, though if you have read many other books about sniping during this time period, you will have heard about many of the snipers listed in the book such as Simo Hayha, Vasili Zaitsev, and others. Since each chapter is written by a different author, they each have a different feel to them and cover their subject in a different level of detail.
Overall it was an interesting book with some new material and if you are interested in sniping during World Ward 2, than this is a good book to read.