The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account Of The Soviet War In Afghanistan by Artyom BorovikThe Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account Of The Soviet War In Afghanistan by Artyom Borovik

The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account Of The Soviet War In Afghanistan

byArtyom Borovik

Paperback | April 20, 2001

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Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. WithThe Hidden War he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath the Soviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today. An honest and graphic account of individual and general disillusionment during the very worst kind of war." -Christopher Hitchens, New York Newsday; "Alternately fascinating and horrific? . A fascinating look at the life and death of Soviet soldiers." - Bill Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle; "I have read no other account of the war in Afghanistan equal to this ? this is literature." - Graham Greene Until his death in 2000, Artyom Borovik was considered one of the preeminent journalists in Russia. WithThe Hidden War he provided the world its first glimpse inside the Soviet military machine, capturing the soldiers' terror, helplessness, and despair at waging war in a foreign land against an unseen enemy for unclear purposes. When first published, Borovik's groundbreaking revelations exposed the weaknesses beneath the Soviet Union's aura of military might, creating an enormous controversy both in Russia and around the world. A vital and fascinating portrait of the Soviet empire at the twilight of its power, this is a book that still resonates today. "An honest and graphic account of individual and general disillusionment during the very worst kind of war." -Christopher Hitchens, New York Newsday; "Alternately fascinating and horrific? . A fascinating look at the life and death of Soviet soldiers." - Bill Wallace, San Francisco Chronicle; "I have read no other account of the war in Afghanistan equal to this ? this is literature." - Graham Greene "
Artyom Borovik, the author of Hidden War, was called "the best journalist in Russia" during the early 1990s. He was a foreign editor for Ogonyok and a regular reporter for 60 Minutes, and gained international attention for his reports from inside the Russian Parliament with Boris Yeltsin during the August 1991 coup attempt. He passed a...
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Title:The Hidden War: A Russian Journalist's Account Of The Soviet War In AfghanistanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.81 inPublished:April 20, 2001Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:080213775X

ISBN - 13:9780802137753

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"An honest and graphic account of individual and general disillusionment during the very worst kind of war."--Christopher Hitchens, New York Newsday "Borovik has a fine eye for the telling, authentic detail. ... Perhaps the best account, at least in English, that we've got about the conflict in Afghanistan."