FINNISH-AMERICANS IN WAR AND PEACE Contradictions in Loyalty during the Turbulent Years 1910-1950
Covering the period of 1920-1950, this book describes how a Finnish-American farming community responded to the geo-political events of their time. While some were lured to the Soviet Union "Workers Paradise," others took up arms in the Spanish Civil War. During the legendary "Winter War" of 1939-1940, Finnish-American volunteers fought for both Finland and the Soviet Union, splitting the community along ideological lines. With Finnish-Americans also acting as Soviet spies, this book provides insight into this turbulent period in Finnish-American history.
St. Magnus Press, 2015
Paperback, 211 pages, 6.9 x 9.8 inches