Category Archives: Book Review

Book Review: A Life on the Road

A Life on the Road Kuralt, Charles Putnam, New York, 1990   Charles Kuralt is one of the few authors I’ve stumbled across whom I have actually met, though met is perhaps too strong.  In May of 1996 I found … Continue reading

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Book Review: Glimpses of Siberia

Glimpses of Siberia Nikolai Yanovsky, compiler 1972, Progress Publishers, Moscow This is a collection of verbal pictures of Siberia with a pictorial foreword.  The propaganda focus of the book clearly comes through, promoting Siberia as a wonderland of resources, center … Continue reading

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Book Review: Fast Train Russia

Fast Train Russia Higginbotham, Jay Dodd, Mead, and Co., New York, 1983 1966: A schoolteacher from Mobile, Alabama, on a round-the-world trip leaves some friends he was visiting at a US air base in Japan and boards a Russian ship … Continue reading

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Book Review: A History of Russia

A History of Russia Pares, Bernard Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1960 As the title would indicate, this was a history textbook of Russian history.  My reading was not of scholarly nature, much more it was a desire to begin … Continue reading

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Book Review: Black Earth

Black Earth Meier, Andrew Norton, NY, 2003   This book was a random find in a used book store near Pike Place, and a good one.  The author went to Moscow as a grad student and fell in love with … Continue reading

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Book Review: Comrades – Portraits of Soviet Life

Comrades Portraits of Soviet Life Bookbinder, Alan; Lichtenstein, Olivia;  Denton, Richard Plume, 1985 Basically a book of life sketches within the USSR of the mid 80’s.  With the exception of the 18 year old about to turn into a soldier, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe

Berlin to Bucharest – Travels in Eastern Europe Gill, Anton Grafton Books, London, 1990 Beginning in Hamburg (en route to Rostock) and ending in Albania, the author relates details of his travels just behind the iron curtain in the final … Continue reading

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