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The Resource Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse, Lawrence Scott Sheets

Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse, Lawrence Scott Sheets

Label
Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse
Title
Eight pieces of empire
Title remainder
a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Scott Sheets
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A detailed chronicle of the collapse of the Soviet Union is told through a series of episodes and vignettes to explore personal, political, and historical contributing factors as well as its ongoing repercussions
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.085/3
  • 947.086
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK286
LC item number
.S44 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse, Lawrence Scott Sheets
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318)
Contents
Pt. 1: Farewell Leningrad, farewell empire (1989-1991). A civil war outside my door ; Our communal ; Tears of a KGB man ; A bigamist bandit and a button maker ; Sickle and hammer down : an empire's last hours -- Pt. 2: Georgia : anarchy in paradise (1992-1996). Nobody started this war ; Exodus ; Buried five times : insurgents in flat black nylons ; A word about war -- Pt. 3: Azerbaijan and Armenia at war (1993-1995). Azerbaijan : lifesaving carpets ; Armenia : a faded tintype of mount Ararat ; Azerbaijan : the Shish Kebab War and Eastern democracy -- Pt. 4: Chechnya : echoes of the deportation (1993-2004). Grenade, lightly tossed ; Grozny ; Three libertine sabotage women ; A disappearance ; Three boys seeking martyrdom -- Pt. 5: Resurrections : the abdication of atheism (1998-2005). A nameless bunch of bones ; A KGB church and latter-day saints -- Pt. 6: Central Asia : rise of the red sultans (2001-2002). Uzbekistan : I cannot answer that question ; An Afghan interlude ; The island of Dr. Moreau -- Pt. 7: Revolutions, reindeer, and radiation (2003-2011). The flaming recliner ; Last song of the Ultas ; Home, sweet Chernobyl ; The road to the schoolhouse -- Pt. 8: An empire epilogue
Control code
699763875
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvi, 318 p.
Isbn
9780307395825
Lccn
2011023849
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699763875
Label
Eight pieces of empire : a 20-year journey through the Soviet collapse, Lawrence Scott Sheets
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [315]-318)
Contents
Pt. 1: Farewell Leningrad, farewell empire (1989-1991). A civil war outside my door ; Our communal ; Tears of a KGB man ; A bigamist bandit and a button maker ; Sickle and hammer down : an empire's last hours -- Pt. 2: Georgia : anarchy in paradise (1992-1996). Nobody started this war ; Exodus ; Buried five times : insurgents in flat black nylons ; A word about war -- Pt. 3: Azerbaijan and Armenia at war (1993-1995). Azerbaijan : lifesaving carpets ; Armenia : a faded tintype of mount Ararat ; Azerbaijan : the Shish Kebab War and Eastern democracy -- Pt. 4: Chechnya : echoes of the deportation (1993-2004). Grenade, lightly tossed ; Grozny ; Three libertine sabotage women ; A disappearance ; Three boys seeking martyrdom -- Pt. 5: Resurrections : the abdication of atheism (1998-2005). A nameless bunch of bones ; A KGB church and latter-day saints -- Pt. 6: Central Asia : rise of the red sultans (2001-2002). Uzbekistan : I cannot answer that question ; An Afghan interlude ; The island of Dr. Moreau -- Pt. 7: Revolutions, reindeer, and radiation (2003-2011). The flaming recliner ; Last song of the Ultas ; Home, sweet Chernobyl ; The road to the schoolhouse -- Pt. 8: An empire epilogue
Control code
699763875
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xvi, 318 p.
Isbn
9780307395825
Lccn
2011023849
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)699763875

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