Among the Russians

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Heinemann, 1983 - Travel - 211 pages
30 Reviews
Here is a fresh perspective on the last tumultuous years of the Soviet Union and an exquisitely poetic travelogue.With a keen grasp of Russia's history, a deep appreciation for its architecture and iconography, and an inexhaustible enthusiasm for its people and its culture, Colin Thubron is the perfect guide to a country most of us will never get to know firsthand. Here, we can walk down western Russia's country roads, rest in its villages, and explore some of the most engaging cities in the world. Beautifully written and infinitely insightful, Among the Russians is vivid, compelling travel writing that will also appeal to readers of history and current events-and to anyone captivated by the shape and texture of one of the world's most enigmatic culture.

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User Review  - Paul Goings - Goodreads

Good travelogue of the Soviet Union of my adolescence. Lots of interesting details, but oddly lacking in depth in places, perhaps because identities still needed to be concealed when the book was first published? Still, it detracted a bit from the narrative. Read full review

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Good book, interesting time and place to be for a westerner. Well written, at times beautifully, and yet lost my attention at points - not sure why. 3 stars and worth the read. Read full review


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