Rating = 3.5 starsI rounded up rather than down because the book gave me a completely different perspective on World War II. Specifically, how the betrayal at Munich looked from the Czechoslovakian viewpoint. They were abandoned by their sworn allies when Hitler invaded. I once heard a recording of Dylan Thomas reading his poem, "The Hand That Signed the Paper," and it moved me to tears. That poem came to my mind as I read about the consequences of appeasing Hitler. http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178635The title and the book description are a bit misleading, so prepare to grow old whilst Maddie makes her important historical points. She is unfailingly thorough.