I love history as told by the people that lived through extraordinary times. You won't read a more compelling story than Eric's. He was a pacifist and conscientious objector at the start of World War Two, who then ended up joining the SS! He then spent years as a slave labourer in the dreaded Gulag of Stalin's Russia. "But how?!" I hear you cry. Well, I'd urge you to read the book to find out for yourself. You couldn't make it up and- the way Eric tells it - it all makes perfect sense. An interesting, inspirational and compelling book.