A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya

University of Chicago Press - No one else reported as she did on the Russian north Caucasus and the abuse of human rights there. Russia has gone to great lengths to keep journalists from reporting on the conflict; consequently, few people outside the region understand its scale and the atrocities—described by eyewitnesses as comparable to those discovered in Bosnia—committed there.

Her reports made for difficult reading—and Politkovskaya only got where she did by being one of life's difficult people. Thomas de Waal, Guardian. Her international stature and reputation for honesty among the Chechens allowed her to continue to report to the world the brutal tactics of Russia's leaders used to quell the uprisings.

A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya - A small corner of hell: Dispatches from Chechnya is her second book on this bloody and prolonged war. Politkovskaya's unflinching honesty and her courage in speaking truth to power combine here to produce a powerful account of what is acknowledged as one of the most dangerous and least understood conflicts on the planet.

A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, reignited the war, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel faction, which continues to rage today. Anna politkovskaya was assassinated in Moscow on October 7, 2006. Anna politkovskaya, a correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper Novaya gazeta, was the only journalist to have constant access to the region.

Centered on stories of those caught-literally-in the crossfire of the conflict, her book recounts the horrors of living in the midst of the war, and takes a hard look at how people on both sides are profiting from it, examines how the war has affected Russian society, from the guards who accept bribes from Chechens out after curfew to the United Nations.

The murder of the journalist anna Politkovskaya leaves a terrible silence in Russia and an information void about a dark realm that we need to know more about.





One Soldier's War

Grove Press - An excerpt of the book was hailed by tibor fisher in the guardian as “right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herr’s Dispatches, ” and the book won Russia’s inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write “despite, not because of, their life circumstances. In 1995, arkady babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya.

. One soldier’s war is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier’s experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, chaos, drudgery, and brutality of modern combat. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999.

One Soldier's War - Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war—the constant cold, filth, hunger, haunting, exhaustion, and terror—and twists it into compelling, and eerily elegant prose. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war by an extraordinary storyteller.





Putin's Russia

Holt Paperbacks - Politkovskaya describes an army in which soldiers die from malnutrition, parents must pay bribes to recover their dead sons' bodies, and conscripts are even hired out as slaves. She exposes rampant corruption in business, government, and the judiciary, where everything from store permits to bus routes to court appointments is for sale.

. Now she turns her steely gaze on the multiple threats to Russian stability, among them President Putin himself. Putin's russia depicts a far-reaching state of decay. A searing portrait of a country in disarray, from "the bravest of journalists" The New York TimesHailed as "a lone voice crying out in a moral wilderness" New Statesman, and of the man at its helm, Anna Politkovskaya made her name with her fearless reporting on the war in Chechnya.

Putin's Russia - And she offers a scathing condemnation of the ongoing war in Chechnya, extrajudicial killings, where kidnappings, rape, and torture are begetting terrorism rather than fighting it. Sounding an urgent alarm, putin's Russia is both a gripping portrayal of a country in crisis and the testament of a great and intrepid reporter.





The Dirty War

Harvill Press - Mint Condition. New. In a series of despatches from july 1999 to january 2001 she vividly describes the atrocities and abuses of the war, in particular the government and the military, whether it be the corruption endemic in post-Communist Russia, or the spurious arguments and abominable behaviour of the Chechen authorities.

. The first account to be written by a Russian woman, A Dirty War is an edgy and intense study of a conflict that shows no signs of being resolved. In these courageous reports, politkovskaya excoriates male stupidity and brutality on both sides of the conflict and interviews the civilians whose homes and communities have been laid waste, leaving them nowhere to live and nothing and no one to believe in.

The Dirty War - My notes are written for the future. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. They are the testimon of the innocent victims of the new chechen war, which is why i record all the detail I can" ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA The Chechen War was supposed to be over in i996 after the first Yeltsin campaign, but in the summer of iggg the new Putin government decided to "do the job properly".

Before all the bodies of those killed in the first campaign had been located or identified, thousands more would be slaughtered in another round of fighting. No quibbles returns. Exasperated by the russian governments attempt to manipulate media coverage of the war, journalist Anna Politkovskaya undertook to go to Chechnya, to make regular reports and keep events in the public eye.

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Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000

Oxford University Press - Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Guaranteed packaging. In fewer than 200 pageskotkin elucidates the implosion of the soviet empire--the most important and startling series of international events of the past fifty years--and clearly spells out why, thanks almost entirely to the 'principal restraint' of the Soviet leadership, that collapse didn't result in a cataclysmic war, as all experts had long forecasted.

The atlantic monthly"concise and persuasive The mystery, for Kotkin, is not so much why the Soviet Union collapsed as why it did so with so little collateral damage. The new york Review of Books New. No quibbles returns. Featuring extensive revisions to the text as well as a new introduction and epilogue--bringing the book completely up to date on the tumultuous politics of the previous decade and the long-term implications of the Soviet collapse--this compact, original, and engaging book offers the definitive account of one of the great historical events of the last fifty years.

Combining historical and geopolitical analysis with an absorbing narrative, Kotkin draws upon extensive research, including memoirs by dozens of insiders and senior figures, to illuminate the factors that led to the demise of Communism and the USSR. Using recently released archive materials, for example, he offers a fascinating picture of Gorbachev, describing this virtuoso tactician and resolutely committed reformer as "flabbergasted by the fact that his socialist renewal was leading to the system's liquidation"--and more or less going along with it.

Armageddon Averted: The Soviet Collapse, 1970-2000 - At once authoritative and provocative, Armageddon Averted illuminates the collapse of the Soviet Union, revealing how "principled restraint and scheming self-interest brought a deadly system to meek dissolution. Acclaim for the first Edition:"The clearest picture we have to date of the post-Soviet landscape.





Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches

Melville House - New. A collection of final dispatches by the famed journalist, including the first translation of the work that may have led to her murderAnna Politkovskaya won international fame for her courageous reporting. Guaranteed packaging. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Mint Condition. From deeply personal statements about the nature of journalism, finally, to, to sensitive pieces of memoir, to horrendous reports from Chechnya, the first translation of the series of investigative reports that Politkovskaya was working on at the time of her murder—pieces many believe led to her assassination.

Elsewhere, tony blair, there are illuminating accounts of encounters with leaders including Lionel Jospin, George W. No quibbles returns. Is journalism worth Dying For? is a long-awaited collection of her final writing. Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status, the book contains essays that characterize the self-effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books.

Is Journalism Worth Dying For?: Final Dispatches - Bush, akhmed zakaev, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky,   Vladimir Bukovsky. Additional sections collect politkovskaya’s non-political writing, and willingness to engage with the unfamiliar, deep humanity, revealing her delightful wit, as well as her deep regrets about the fate of Russia.





Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation In-Formation

Princeton University Press - Mint Condition. At the moment of collapse it suddenly became obvious that Soviet life had always seemed simultaneously eternal and stagnating, vigorous and ailing, bleak and full of promise. Soviet socialism was based on paradoxes that were revealed by the peculiar experience of its collapse. This book explores the paradoxes of Soviet life during the period of "late socialism" 1960s-1980s through the eyes of the last Soviet generation.

Guaranteed packaging. His historical, anthropological, and linguistic analysis draws on rich ethnographic material from Late Socialism and the post-Soviet period. To the people who lived in that system the collapse seemed both completely unexpected and completely unsurprising. No quibbles returns. The model of soviet socialism that emerges provides an alternative to binary accounts that describe that system as a dichotomy of official culture and unofficial culture, ideals, and realities of socialism were genuinely important, the state and the people, truth and lie--and ignore the crucial fact that, for many Soviet citizens, public self and private self, the fundamental values, although they routinely transgressed and reinterpreted the norms and rules of the socialist state.

Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More: The Last Soviet Generation In-Formation - Princeton University Press. Focusing on the major transformation of the 1950s at the level of discourse, and ritual, ideology, language, relations, ideals, communities, Alexei Yurchak traces the emergence of multiple unanticipated meanings, and pursuits that this transformation subsequently enabled. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon.





Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, hope for the future, alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, massacres—but also of pride in their country, terror, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, famine, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia.

A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. Everyday russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets - No quibbles returns. In secondhand Time, Alexievich chronicles the demise of communism. Mint Condition. Princeton University Press. New york times bestseller • a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the soviet union and the emergence of a new russia, from svetlana alexievich, winner of the nobel prize in literaturenamed one of the ten best books of the year by the washington post and publishers weekly • los angeles times book prize winner named one of the best books of tHE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre, ” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.

Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation.





A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia

Random House - It is certainly the easier way, but it is also a death sentence for our grandchildren. A russian diary is testament to Politkovskaya’s ferocious refusal to take the easier way–and the terrible price she paid for it. Anna politkovskaya refused to lie, in her work; her murder is a ghastly act, and an attack on world literature.

Nadine gordimer“beyond mourning her, it would be more seemly to remember her by taking note of what she wrote. James Meek New. Praise for anna Politkovskaya“Anna Politkovskaya defined the human conscience. As the russian elections draw near, politkovskaya describes how Putin neutralizes or jails his opponents, muzzles the press, shamelessly lies to the public–and then secures a sham landslide that plunges the populace into mass depression.

A Russian Diary: A Journalist's Final Account of Life, Corruption, and Death in Putin's Russia - Random house. Terrorist attacks become almost commonplace events. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Princeton University Press. We will continue to read her, and learn from her, for years. Salman rushdie“suppression of freedom of speech, of expression, reaches its savage ultimate in the murder of a writer.

In a russian diary, politkovskaya dares to tell the truth about the devastation of Russia under Vladimir Putin–a truth all the more urgent since her tragic death.





All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

PublicAffairs - An extraordinary behind-the-scenes portrait of the court of Vladimir Putin, the oligarchs that surround it, and the many moods of modern Russia that reads like a "real House of Cards"Lev Lurie. All the kremlin's men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Princeton University Press.

The tenuous edifice is filled with all of the intrigue and plotting of a Medici court, as enemies of the state are invented and wars begun to justify personal gains, internal rivalries, or one faction's biased advantage. A bestseller in russia, all the kremlin's Men is a shocking revisionist portrait of the Putin era and a dazzling reconstruction of the machinations of courtiers running riot.

All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin - New. Based on an unprecedented series of interviews with Vladimir Putin's inner circle, this book presents a radically different view of power and politics in Russia. The image of Putin as a strongman is dissolved. Random house. So are the gatekeepers-those officials who guard the pathways to power-on whom Putin depends as much as they rely on him.

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Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order Boston Review Originals

The MIT Press - No quibbles returns. Used book in Good Condition. In doing so, they provide a comprehensive and accessible study of a conflict whose consequences will be felt for many years to come. The crisis in ukraine and its implications for both the Crimean peninsula and Russia's relations with the West. The current conflict in ukraine has spawned the most serious crisis between Russia and the West since the end of the Cold War.

. They also discuss historical precedents, sketch likely outcomes, and propose policies for safeguarding U. S. Russia relations in the future. Caught in this dangerous game of chicken, the West cannot afford to lose sight of the importance of stable relations with Russia. This book puts the conflict in historical perspective by examining the evolution of the crisis and assessing its implications both for the Crimean peninsula and for Russia's relations with the West more generally.

Conflict in Ukraine: The Unwinding of the Post-Cold War Order Boston Review Originals - Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Foreign policy―building a partnership with Russia. Mint Condition. Princeton University Press. Guaranteed packaging.