57 Hours: A Survivor's Account of the Moscow Hostage Drama

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Viking Canada, 2003 - Political Science - 250 pages
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To celebrate the last night of a business trip in Moscow, Canadian resident Vesselin Nedkov and a friend picked up two tickets to the hottest musical in town. Halfway through the show, his life was changed forever. 57 Hours is Nedkov's harrowing account of being trapped between two immovable and unpredictable forces: inside the theatre, suicidal Chechen rebels, loaded with explosives, demanded an end to the bloody civil war that was ravaging Chechnya; outside, Russian special forces prepared to storm the theatre, refusing to negotiate with the rebels. Through fifty-seven hours of fear and fatigue, Nedkov discovered courage and ingenuity he never knew he had. Here he takes us into the maelstrom of the civil war that still plagues Russia.

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Paul Wilson is a former editor at Saturday Night Magazine and the National Post, and he is currently deputy editor at The Walrus, a national magazine focusing on culture and politics.

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