I’m reading a new book I found at the library called Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov by Geoffrey Roberts. I knew immediately upon opening the book that the author is a fellow history person due to this sentence:
If I had a favorite Soviet general, it would be Konstantin Rokossovsky—a rival of Zhukov’s who had a very different leadership style.
Anyone who could conceive of having a favorite Soviet general must be a kindred soul to me.
(By the way, if I had a favorite Soviet general, it would definitely be Mikhail Kirponos, in case you were wondering.)