Primarily a man's book -- particularly a man interested in little known aspects of the World War. The story of two devoted brothers, of their childhood in pioneer Northwest, of their love for the same girl and greater love of their independence and each other, of their enlistment and their term of service in the Siberian campaign. An objective presentation of the little known and less understood share our forces played in the ""neutrality"" position in the civil wars. The picture presented is a negative one -- less sympathetic to Reds than Whites. Return of the war hero -- and recognition of the fact that the homeland wants their version of what happened, rather than actual facts. But even with misunderstanding and bonds the pull of the homeland is stronger than all also. In the final analysis it is a challenging book. In the reading, it takes intense concentration to clear the undergrowth and get at the pattern. Lacks transitions -- lacks integration. Here's another case of the crying need of more blue pencil, more drastic editing.