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Russia Speaks: An Oral History from the Revolution to the Present

Lourie, Richard

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ISBN 10: 0060164492 / ISBN 13: 9780060164492
Published by E. Burlingame Books, New York, 1991
Condition: very good, very good
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25 cm, 396, minor wear and soiling to DJ, pencil erasure on front endpaper. Lourie traveled throughout the Soviet Union and interviewed Red Army officers, circus clowns, Stalinists, priests, gravediggers, mystic healers, Gulag prisoners, and dozens of other people, who tell the story ofRussia from the Revolution to the present. Bookseller Inventory # 27049

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Title: Russia Speaks: An Oral History from the ...

Publisher: E. Burlingame Books, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First Edition. First Printing.

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The lives of ordinary Russians are illuminated in this oral history collection in which they speak of their experiences during events from the Revolution through to the present day

From Library Journal:

Oral histories are indispensable to most surveys of Russian society written since the 1800s, but here oral history is the whole book, as more than 30 "survivors" look back on their roles in the heroism and horror of 20th-century Russia. From Sakharov's mother-in-law to a former White Army officer living in Massachusetts, these voices often succeed in illuminating obscure but fascinating episodes like the postwar crime wave in Leningrad, the 1940 invasion of Finland, and the Soviet involvement in the Spanish Civil War. Lourie, who translated Andrei Sakharov's Memoirs ( LJ 6/1/90), splits up each participant's testimony to make the past 80 years unfold in chronological order and provides some helpful background and commentary. A rewarding book, although the huge, Tolstoyan cast of characters may confuse less attentive readers. Recommended.
-Robert Decker, Los Angeles
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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