Russia: broken idols, solemn dreams

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Macdonald, Jan 1, 1984 - Social Science - 404 pages
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This is an account of Soviet life in the 1970s at all levels and in all its complex contradictions, written by a journalist from the New York Times stationed there for several years during that decade ... Read full review

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Written 35 years ago, based on the author's several years as a journalist in Moscow. An insight into life and people of the USSR. A good read to understand how people got to where they re today. Read full review


INTRODUCTION Russia Without Heroes
The Willing Suspension of Disbelief

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Journalist and author David K. Shipler was born on December 3, 1942 in Orange, N. J. He was schooled at Dartmouth College and Columbia University's Russian Institute. Shipler was a foreign correspondent for the New York Times and a former senior associate at the Carnegie Foundation for International Peace. Over ten years of work went into Shipler's book, A Country of Strangers: Blacks and Whites in America. He won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel, Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land.

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