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FREE PDF Ë BOOK Sliding on the Snow Stone Û It is astonishing that anyone lived this story It is even astonishing that anyone survived it Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine Stalin’s Five Year Plan brings genocide to Ukraine – millions of people starve to death To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule Stefan Ukraine this atrocity became known as the Holodomor death by hunger The following years saw Soviet purges and terrors resulting in the elimination of academics and intellectuals or of anyone who spoke out against Soviet rule When World War Two arrived on Ukraine’s doorstep many people viewed the Nazis as liberators – a view that was uickly proved wrong ‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is Stefan’s personal account of a historical period drenched in the blood of a nation and of his yearning for freedo I was left with much to ponder after reading this a harrowing but beautiful triumph of the human soul Stefan’s love for Ukraine and family is his steady heart as brutal forces attempt to wear down his body At many times chilling Sliding on the Snow Stone rings with the warm of familial love and of love for one’s country I am so glad I read this book albeit slowly due to the disturbing but honest scenes set during the 1930s 1940s Highly recommended

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It is astonishing that anyone lived this story It is even astonishing that anyone survived it Stefan grows up in the grip of a raging famine Stalin’s Five Year Plan brings genocide to Ukraine – millions of people starve to death To free themselves from the daily terrors of Soviet rule Stefan and his friends fight imaginary battles in nearby woods to defend their land The games they play are their only escape ‘Sliding on the Snow Stone’ is the true story of Stefan's extraordinary journey across a I found the first about 60% of this book gripping and hard to put down The plight of Ukranians under Soviet rule is something we hear little about especially what happened in the early 1930s We here in the privileged and relatively safe 21st century of the West can only read aghast; living through something like this is beyond our comprehension Mr Szpuk's experience of the war kept me reading even when I was too tired to do so One of my very favourite types of book is the historical event told from personal experience this ticked all the boxes; it's well written tooI enjoyed the last 30% or so of the book just slightly less as I didn't really get the inclusion of long passages about things like the death of JFK and England winning the World Cup I felt they were just included to appeal to a certain age of readers rather than as a part of Mr Szpuk's story However I am sure they will appeal to many and the book continued to be well written and very readableI'd recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the history of the Ukraine who is appalled yet fascinated by the depths of man's inhumanity to man and who wants to know about the second world war from a viewpoint we rarely get to see and anyone who likes an inspiring story of survival through the most adverse of circumstances Thank you Andy for sharing this with us

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Sliding on the Snow StoneLandscape of hunger fear and devastating loss With Europe on the brink of World War Two Stefan and his family pray they'll survive in their uncertain world They long to be free In 1932 33 as part of their drive towards industrialisation the Soviet Union demanded impossibly high reuisitions of grain from rural areas in Ukraine In a deliberate act of genocide Ukrainian smallholdings were stripped of food and the population began to perish with some estimates as high as 10 million deaths from starvation In I knew nothing about the history of the Ukraine before reading this book even though I have a Ukrainian friend but she's very young so had no idea if I would like it or not I did I found it fascinating and interesting A frustration but may have been due to reading the kindle version was that there were Ukrainian words used that I didn't know what they meant and couldn't find a glossary although there were tips on how to pronounce at the end Would heartily recommend and am happy to receive recommendations of other books about this topic or by this author