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One Soldiers War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldiers experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed by Tibor Fisher in the Guardian as “right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herrs Dispatches,” and the book won Russias inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write “despite, not because of, their life circumstances.” In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war—the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion, filth, and terror—and twists it into compelling, haunting, and eerily elegant prose. Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war by an extraordinary storyteller.

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One Soldier's War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier's experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed by Tibor Fisher in the Guardian as right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herr's Dispatches, and the book won Russia's inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555848354
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Military - General
Translator:
Allen, Nick
Translated by:
Nick, Allen
Author:
Allen, Nick
Author:
Arkady Babchenko
Author:
Babchenko, Arkady
Author:
Nick, Allen
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Chechnëiìa (Russia) History.
Subject:
Babchenko, Arkadii
Subject:
Military
Subject:
Military - Other
Subject:
Biography-Military
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Russia-Post Soviet Republics
Subject:
World History-Russia
Subject:
Military-Soviet and Russian
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
History : Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Subject:
History : Military - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography : Military
Subject:
History : Military - Other
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090203
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 oz

Related Subjects

» Biography » Military
» History and Social Science » Military » General History
» History and Social Science » Russia » General Russian History
» History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics

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"Synopsis" by , One Soldier's War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier's experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed by Tibor Fisher in the Guardian as right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herr's Dispatches, and the book won Russia's inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes
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