Nicholas Griffin Caucasus

ISBN 13: 9780747236306

Caucasus

3.51 avg rating
( 92 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780747236306: Caucasus
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Book by Griffin, Nicholas

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Nicholas Griffin was awarded a Betty Trask prize in 2000 for his first novel, The Requiem Shark. His second novel, The House of Sight and Shadow, was published in the same year. Born and bred in London, Griffin now lives in New York.

From Publishers Weekly:

Novelist Griffin (The Requiem Shark) wonderfully weaves historical facts and compelling characters in this adventure through the Caucasus region, the rugged land between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. As the current home to the republics of Georgia, Chechnya, Azerbaijan and Dagestan, the Caucasus region is politically tense and historically convoluted, but Griffin deftly explains the past and present state of the region through two parallel narratives. First, Griffin describes his travels though modern Caucasus with a small film crew as they investigate the legend of Imam Shamil, a Chechen leader who successfully fought Russian invaders during the 19th century and whose exploits continue to inspire Chechen fighters today. Griffin then recounts the many stories and myths regarding Shamil, "a figure revered throughout the region, yet virtually unknown to the West," but who was "a front-page regular of the London Times" as he fought against the Russians for almost 20 years. Through powerful descriptions of the fierce combat between Shamil and the Russians, which pitted a guerrilla forces of an indigenous people against the massed troops of an empire, Griffin shows the many ways in which "the echoes of Chechnya between the mid-19th and turn of the 21st century are remarkable." This short work is an excellent and richly detailed look at an important but relatively little-known geopolitical region.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780312308537: Caucasus: Mountain Men and Holy Wars

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0312308531 ISBN 13:  9780312308537
Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books, 2003
Hardcover

9780747236573: Caucasus: Mountain Men and Holy Wars

Review, 2002
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Nicholas Griffin
Published by Headline Review (2001)
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, 2001. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0747236305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.84
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Griffin, Nicholas
Published by Headline Review, London (2001)
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
June Samaras
(STREETSVILLE, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, London, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. The Caucasus is a jagged land. With Turkey to the west, Iran to the south and Russia to the north, the Caucasus is trapped between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea. If it didn't already possess the highest mountain range in Europe, the political pressure exerted from all sides would have forced the land to crack and rise. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Tamerlane, Peter the Great, Hitler and Stalin all claimed to have conquered the region, leaving it a rich but bloody history. its place in legend is equally high profile: Noah's Ark is said to lie on the borders of Armenia; the Garden of Eden can be found in the south of Azerbaijan; and Prometheus was, for his sins, bound and tortured on the peak of a mountain in Georgia. Now, the award-winning writer combines narrative history with travelogue as he explores the Caucasus in search of the legacy of Imam Shamil, nineteenth-century freedom fighter and guru of today's Chechen resistance. While tracing the history of Caucasian bloodshed, the author find himself present at the beginning of another Russian attempt to control the region. This enthralling, fiercely beautiful and intermittently hilarious book lifts the lid on a little known but crucially important area of the world whose future today, as ever, hangs in the balance. 240 p. illus, map, bibliography, index. Seller Inventory # 29856

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 20.00
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Griffin, Nicholas
Published by Review (2001)
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
LOE BOOKS
(Launceston, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Review, 2001. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. pp xvi, 239. Col & b/w photos. A new copy. Size: 8vo. Seller Inventory # 002105

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.51
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Nicholas Griffin
Published by Review (2001)
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Review, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0747236305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.88
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Griffin, Nicholas
Published by Headline Review
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0747236305 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1348313

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Nicholas Griffin
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STRM-0747236305

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 76.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Nicholas Griffin
Published by Headline Review (2001)
ISBN 10: 0747236305 ISBN 13: 9780747236306
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Headline Review, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. First Edition - may be Reissue. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0747236305n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 87.17
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds