Tag Archives: Russia

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: 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: Chechnya Diary

Chechnya Diary Goltz, Thomas St. Martin’s Press, 2003 This is a fairly powerful book about a TV war correspondent’s view of the initial Chechnya fighting in 1995.  That timeframe has a certain attraction to me; after all, it was when … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Men

Winter Men Kold, Jesper, translated by Semmel, K.E. Amazon Crossing, 2016 Karl and Gerhard are two brothers in Hamburg trying to make use of their positions as sons of a wealthy factory owner to emerge from the shadows of World … Continue reading

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Book Review – Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea

Memories: From Moscow to the Black Sea Teffi NYRB, 2016, Translation of 1929-1930 Russian original I am not a memoir reader, nor much of a biography reader. The concept of reading someone else, regardless of fame or obscurity, explaining why … Continue reading

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