History knows no shortest, most horrible and intense schlock than the Kursk Battle - all bloodbaths' little-known schlepp mother that saved Yanks and Britons in Italy. 1941. Fuhrer teaches geography to Roma, three. His dad, the Red Army's lieutenant, saves him from Kiev's noted 36-hour slaughter orgy of Jews. The boy grows up in Dad's Rearguard advancing from Kursk to Germany. His emotional awakening, family escapades, derisive living truth, eccentricity and idioms trigger bittersweet tears, smiles and thrills. Atrocities are just waning settings in this sweeping, witty and passionate novel knocking the socks off, unless readers wear pantyhose. KOSHER HOOKS and MEIN KRAMPF continue the hero's story. As a gentleman, S.I. Fishgal made his books independent. His soul bares itself (souls have no sex) and spills his gall in the potent, rich, vivid, teasing and fascinating novels. Fishgal's engineering books are "Applied Mathematics in Inventions", "Rock Crushers Inventions", "Military Cable Layer-Extractor Inventions", "Applied Cavitation Inventions", "Applied Hydro-Impact Inventions", "Automotive Inventions" and "Highways and Concrete Inventions". Hopefully Fishgal is neither the worst novelist of inventors, nor the worst inventor of novelists.