Ryszard Kapuscinski has always displayed an aptitude for being in the right place at the right time. During his career as a foreign correspondent, he has witnessed 27 revolutions and coups. This is an account of the journey he undertook in 1989 across the vast territories of the Soviet Union, on the eve of the collapse of the great Russian Empire. He visited 15 republics, recording the views of hundreds of ordinary Soviet citizens as they voiced their hopes and fears.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
'Kapuscinski's writing has achieved the status of literature.' Daily Telegraph -'The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read.' Michael Ignatieff -'Russia was a real threat which hung over the early part of Kapuscinski's life. It is hardly surprising that he understands Russia better, and writes about the country with greater clarity and beauty, than those who know Russia only as an abstraction.' SpectatorAbout the Author:
Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. During his four decades of reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Kapuscinski witnessed 27 coups and revolutions and was sentenced to death four times. His books include The Shadow of the Sun, The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Shah of Shahs and The Soccer War (which is also available from Granta Books).
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 988643
Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Page colour - ?discoloured in accordance with book age. Bookseller Inventory # 2113512
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002142997
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR001173483
Book Description Penguin Books / Granta, 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Jacket. 1st Edition. 331 pages. Clean hardback. No dust jacket. (Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski. Translated by Klara Glowczewska). Bookseller Inventory # 084024
Book Description Granta London 1994, 1994. 20.5 x 13.5cm. 331pp. Hardcover in dustjacket. Inscription on ffep. Very good. Kapuscinski travelled throughout the eastern bloc just before the break up of the Soviet Union. Bookseller Inventory # 144597
Book Description PENGUIN. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. Book Condition: VERY GOOD CONDITION. Bookseller Inventory # IM36803
Book Description Knopf Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. Cover and pages show some wear from reading and storage. May have creases on the cover and binding caused from handling and reading. Some pages may contain writing and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2750067998
Book Description Knopf Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada. Hardcover. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2750045710
Book Description Granta Books - London - - 1st Edition, 1994. VG/VG - An excellent clean and tight copy with no inscriptions and in an equally excellent unclipped d/w. Bookseller Inventory # 63788