Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams (Revised Edition)

Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams (Revised Edition)

by David K. Shipler

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A classic portrait of life in Soviet Russia by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Shipler

During the Cold War, David Shipler spent four years in Moscow as a New York Times correspondent and bureau chief. Out of that experience came Russia, a book that probed beneath the usual surface observations, stereotypes, and official rhetoric to present a subtle, multi-layered depiction of the tenor of the country behind the Soviet façade. In 1989, Shipler returned to write an updated edition, retaining his focus on the durable features of Russian life and spirit, while taking into account the changes wrought by Gorbachev and glasnost at the end of the Cold War. The result is a memorable, incisive, and emininetly human portrait of the Russian people that remains as vital as ever amid increased tensions between Russia and the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780451496492
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/17/2016
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 919 KB

About the Author

DAVID K. SHIPLER reported for The New York Times from 1966 to 1988 in New York, Saigon, Moscow, Jerusalem, and Washington, D.C. He is the author of seven books, including the bestsellers Russia and The Working Poor, as well as Arab and Jew, which won the Pulitzer Prize. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution and a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and has taught at Princeton, American University, and Dartmouth. He writes online at The Shipler Report.

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