The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan

3.78 avg rating
( 269 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780871132833: The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

A Soviet journalist documents the experiences of Soviet soldiers in Afghanistan, detailing the soldiers' morale, the prevalence of drug problems, and the Russian withdrawal and the aftermath

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

Language Notes:

Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian

From Publishers Weekly:

Borovik, foreign editor of the Soviet weekly Ogonyok , spent a month with Soviet troops in Afghanistan near the end of the 1979-1988 war. His subjective, impressionistic account is of interest mainly for its startling echoes of the American experience in Vietnam: The Soviet soldiers' awed respect for the elusive enemy, their disgust over the waste of lives, their resentment of the harassment accorded returning veterans by an antiwar populace. And like our GIs in Vietnam, these men found solace in rock music, odd garb and drugs. The pathology of the Vietnam war is mirrored also with stories of Soviet atrocities: rape, murder and a My Lai-like massacre of civilians. Borovik summarizes the prevalent theories as to why the Soviets intervened in '79. The most interesting: Moscow's fear that the U.S., expelled from Iran, would attempt to turn Afghanistan into an anti-Soviet outpost. Although in its raw candor the book stands as a manifestation of glasnost , the writing is uneven, often jarring: "Oh, how harsh is my fate!" cries one veteran. Photos. Author tour.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780802137753: The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  080213775X ISBN 13:  9780802137753
Publisher: Grove Press, 2001
Softcover

9780571141074: The Hidden War

London..., 1990
Hardcover

9780871135216: The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account of the Soviet War in Afghanistan

Atlant..., 1992
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Artyom Borovik
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1990)
ISBN 10: 0871132834 ISBN 13: 9780871132833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1990. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0871132834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

2.

Borovik, Artyom
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1990)
ISBN 10: 0871132834 ISBN 13: 9780871132833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110871132834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 42.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

3.

Artyom Borovik
ISBN 10: 0871132834 ISBN 13: 9780871132833
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-0871132834

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 66.43
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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

4.

Artyom Borovik
Published by Atlantic Monthly Pr (1990)
ISBN 10: 0871132834 ISBN 13: 9780871132833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Express
(Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

Book Description Atlantic Monthly Pr, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0871132834n

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 107.70
Convert currency

Add to Basket

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