A Russian Journal

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Paragon House, 1948 - Biography & Autobiography - 220 pages
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Describes the experiences of the author and photographer when, after the war, they traveled through the countryside visiting villages, factories, and farms

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outstanding, addictive piece of writing. - Goodreads
The printing of Robert Capa's photographs is atrocious. - Goodreads
But a fantastic piece of writing. - Goodreads
This made me easily like the book, writing and content. - Goodreads
The photos aren't big pictures too. - Goodreads
The writing is okay, but it's not Steinbeck magic. - Goodreads

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User Review  - James (JD) Dittes - Goodreads

Steinbeck's trip to the Soviet Union looks almost miraculous in retrospect, occurring as it did in a window between the end of World War 2 and the onset of full-blown Cold War. If Steinbeck had tried ... Read full review

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User Review  - Polevka - Goodreads

outstanding, addictive piece of writing. It is my first, and definately not the last, book written by Steinbeck and I am truly fascinated by his style. Sharp, sarcastic, direct and one, that puts the ... Read full review


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About the author (1948)

No writer is more quintessentially American than John Steinbeck. Born in 1902 in Salinas, California, Steinbeck attended Stanford University before working at a series of mostly blue-collar jobs and embarking on his literary career. Profoundly committed to social progress, he used his writing to raise issues of labor exploitation and the plight of the common man, penning some of the greatest American novels of the twentieth century and winning such prestigious awards as the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. He received the Nobel Prize in 1962, "for his realistic and imaginative writings, combining as they do sympathetic humour and keen social perception." Today, more than thirty years after his death, he remains one of America's greatest writers and cultural figures.

Robert Capa, considered "the greatest war photographer in the world," was born in 1913 in Hungary. He covered all the major battles of World War II. On assignment for "Life "magazine in 1954, Capa was killed in Vietnam.

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