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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.

About the Author

Colin Thubron is an acknowledged master of travel writing. His first books were about the Middle East—Damascus, Lebanon, and Cyprus. In 1982 he traveled in the Soviet Union, pursued by the KGB. From these early experiences developed his great travel books on the landmass that makes up Russia and Asia: Among the Russians; Behind the Wall: A Journey through China; The Lost Heart of Asia; In Siberia; and most recently, Shadow of the Silk Road.

Colin Thubron is an award-winning novelist as well as, arguably, the most admired travel writer of our time. He lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060959296
Author:
Thubron, Colin
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
by Colin Thubron
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Description and travel
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Russia
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel
Subject:
Thubron, Colin - Travel -
Subject:
Travel-Russia
Edition Number:
1st Perennial ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
Reihe A, Bd. 10
Publication Date:
20001226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.27x.53 in. .39 lbs.

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