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Author Sheets, Lawrence Scott

Title Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse / Lawrence Scott Sheets

Publ Info New York : Crown Publishers, [2011]
2011
Edition First edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 RWU Main Library  DK286 .S44 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318)
Contents Pt. 1: Farewell Leningrad, farewell empire (1989-1991). A civil war outside my door ; Our communal ; Tears of a KGB man ; A bigamist bandit and a button maker ; Sickle and hammer down : an empire's last hours -- Pt. 2: Georgia : anarchy in paradise (1992-1996). Nobody started this war ; Exodus ; Buried five times : insurgents in flat black nylons ; A word about war -- Pt. 3: Azerbaijan and Armenia at war (1993-1995). Azerbaijan : lifesaving carpets ; Armenia : a faded tintype of mount Ararat ; Azerbaijan : the Shish Kebab War and Eastern democracy -- Pt. 4: Chechnya : echoes of the deportation (1993-2004). Grenade, lightly tossed ; Grozny ; Three libertine sabotage women ; A disappearance ; Three boys seeking martyrdom -- Pt. 5: Resurrections : the abdication of atheism (1998-2005). A nameless bunch of bones ; A KGB church and latter-day saints -- Pt. 6: Central Asia : rise of the red sultans (2001-2002). Uzbekistan : I cannot answer that question ; An Afghan interlude ; The island of Dr. Moreau -- Pt. 7: Revolutions, reindeer, and radiation (2003-2011). The flaming recliner ; Last song of the Ultas ; Home, sweet Chernobyl ; The road to the schoolhouse -- Pt. 8: An empire epilogue
Note A detailed chronicle of the collapse of the Soviet Union is told through a series of episodes and vignettes to explore personal, political, and historical contributing factors as well as its ongoing repercussions
LC subject Soviet Union -- History -- 1985-1991
Russia (Federation) -- History -- 1991-
Social change -- Soviet Union -- History
Social change -- Russia (Federation) -- History
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Soviet Union -- History
Post-communism -- Social aspects -- Russia (Federation) -- History
Sheets, Lawrence Scott -- Travel -- Soviet Union
Sheets, Lawrence Scott -- Travel -- Russia (Federation)
Soviet Union -- Description and travel
Russia (Federation) -- Description and travel
ISBN 9780307395825
0307395820
9780307888853 (ebook)
0307888851 (ebook)