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Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802144034
Author:
Babchenko, Arkady
Publisher:
Grove Press
Translator:
Allen, Nick
Author:
Allen, Nick
Subject:
Military - General
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
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20090231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 13 oz

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» Biography » Military
» History and Social Science » Military » General History
» History and Social Science » Military » Soviet and Russian
» History and Social Science » Politics » Peace and War
» History and Social Science » Russia » Post Soviet Republics
» History and Social Science » World History » Russia

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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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