Tag Archives: nonfiction

Book Review: Black Dragon River

Black Dragon River Ziegler, Dominic Penguin, 2016 My first purchase at Elliott Bay after returning to Seattle, this book caught my attention in the bargain section.  I have long heard about the Amur River, and the premise of the book, … Continue reading

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Book Review: It’s a Funk

It’s a Funk Beach, G. Dale 1985 This book came to me via an acquaintance with a long history in general aviation who pressed it in my hands and told me I needed to know the story of the little … Continue reading

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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: 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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