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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.

Topics: Communism

Published: HarperCollins on
ISBN: 9780061874772
List price: $10.99
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Never condescending, but always enlightening.more
A really interesting book of a man's experiences traveling alone through Russia . There were some really beautiful moments and insights into the people themselves that I enjoyed and still remember to this day.more
An absorbing and excellently written account of the author's travels throughout the western Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1980s, chronicling his fascination and exasperation with the people he meets and the experiences he undergoes. The quality of writing makes this a joy to read.more
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Never condescending, but always enlightening.more
A really interesting book of a man's experiences traveling alone through Russia . There were some really beautiful moments and insights into the people themselves that I enjoyed and still remember to this day.more
An absorbing and excellently written account of the author's travels throughout the western Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1980s, chronicling his fascination and exasperation with the people he meets and the experiences he undergoes. The quality of writing makes this a joy to read.more
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