* “The Brothers Karamazov”:amazon by Dostoevsky. Trying to understand Russian culture but this book didn’t do it for me, gave up after 15% or so. Mindless trudging thru minutiae just wore me out.
* “The Greatest Battle”:amazon by Andrew Nagorski. Recounting of the WWII battle for Moscow, with a lot of emphasis on the leadership and missteps of Stalin and Hitler. Millions of troops involved, casualties heading towards 2 million, 25 miles outside of Moscow. The scale and import of this battle are hard to comprehend. The tragedy of Russian life and yet endurance of the Russian people comes out strongly.
Both read on the Kindle by the way. Still very happy with this device.