To say this book is comprehensive is an understatement. This softcover book is almost 700 pages full of information! The RAF was a group of young revolutionaries that went underground in the 70s and revolted against the post-WWII still largely nazi-controlled West German government. The group quickly lost sight of their goals and tore itself apart, but not before becoming a cultural icon and a symbol for revolution in Germany more powerful than Che Guevara is to the rest of the world.
The RAF, their actions and symbolism has inspired countless youth and even popular music, like Atari Teenage Riot. This volume was very enjoyable, and I look forward to checking out volume 2! The Red Army Faction, A Documentary History Volume 1 is a fantastic look into the world of grass roots revolution and the complications of the human factor.