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Eight Pieces of Empire free pdf Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day, 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. But in the wake of that one deceptively calm moment, conflict and violence soon followed. Some of the emergent new countries began to shed totalitarianism while other sought to revive their own dead empires or were led by ex-Soviet leaders who built equally or even more repressive political machines. Since the late 1980s, Sheets lived and reported from the former USSR and saw firsthand the reverberations of the empire's collapse. "Eight Pieces of Empire" draws readers into the people, politics and day-to-day life, painting a vivid portrait of a tumultuous time. Sheets' stories about people living through these tectonic shifts of fortune--a trio of female saboteurs in Chechnya, the chaos of newly independent Georgia in the early 1990s, young hustlers eager to strike it rich in the post-Soviet economic vacuum--reveal the underreported and surprising ways in which the ghosts of empire still haunt these lands and the world.

About Lawrence Scott Sheets

LAWRENCE SCOTT SHEETS reported for National Public Radio for seven years and was NPR's Moscow bureau chief from 2001-2005, covering the entire former USSR. He was Caucasus region bureau chief for Reuters from 1992-2000 and a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University from 2000-2001. He also worked for NBC News in Moscow during 1992 and his work has been published in the "Atlantic Monthly," the "New York Times," and heard on the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and other news outlets. Sheets is currently South Caucasus Project Director of the International Crisis Group, focusing on Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. "From the Hardcover edition."

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Author : Lawrence Scott Sheets
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
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ISBN : 0307395839
EAN : 9780307395832
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 318 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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