A Russian Journal:Penguin Modern Classics John Steinbeck
Steinbeck and Capa´s account of their journey through Cold War Russia is a classic piece of reportage and travel writing. Just after the Iron Curtain fell on Eastern Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travelers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed by the New York Times as ´´superb´´ when it first appeared in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. What they saw and movingly recorded in words and on film was what Steinbeck called ´´the great other side there... the private life of the Russian people.´´ Unlike other Western reporting about Russia at the time, A Russian Journal is free of ideological obsessions. Rather, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II - represented here in Capa´s stirring photographs alongside Steinbeck´s masterful prose. Through it all, we are given intimate glimpses of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle. This edition features an introduction by Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Poe. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002496/bk_peng_002496_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Russian Journal of Financial Statistics (Classic Reprint): Charles Goodlet
My Russian and Turkish Journals (Classic Reprint): Dowager Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava
Journal Kept during the Russian War:From The Departure Of The Army From England In April 1854 To The Fall Of Sebastopol Frances Isabella (Fanny) Duberly
Memoirs of Paul Jones, Late Rear-Admiral in the Russian Service, Chevalier of the Military Order of Merit, and of the Russian Order of St. Anne, &C, Now First Comp, From His Original Journals and Correspondence, 1843, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint): John Paul Jones
A View of Russian America, in Connection With the Present War:Read Before the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec, 7th March, 1855, and Published in the Journal of the Society (Classic Reprint) Alfred R. Roche
Journal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society:2015/1: The Russian Media and the War in Ukraine
One of The Economist´s 2011 Books of the Year The true but unlikely stories of lives devoted - absurdly! Melancholically! Beautifully! - to the Russian classics No one who read Elif Batuman´s first article (in the journal n+1) will ever forget it. ´´Babel in California´´ told the true story of various human destinies intersecting at Stanford University during a conference about the enigmatic writer Isaac Babel. Over the course of several pages, Batuman managed to misplace Babel´s last living relatives at the San Francisco airport, uncover Babel´s secret influence on the making of King Kong, and introduce her readers to a new voice that was unpredictable, comic, humane, ironic, charming, poignant, and completely, unpretentiously full of love for literature. Batuman´s subsequent pieces - for The New Yorker, Harper´s Magazine, and the London Review of Books - have made her one of the most sought-after and admired writers of her generation, and its best traveling companion. In The Possessed we watch her investigate a possible murder at Tolstoy´s ancestral estate. We go with her to Stanford, Switzerland, and St. Petersburg; retrace Pushkin´s wanderings in the Caucasus; learn why Old Uzbek has 100 different words for crying; and see an 18th-century ice palace reconstructed on the Neva. Love and the novel, the individual in history, the existential plight of the graduate student: all find their places in The Possessed. Literally and metaphorically following the footsteps of her favorite authors, Batuman searches for the answers to the big questions in the details of lived experience, combining fresh readings of the great Russians, from Pushkin to Platonov, with the sad and funny stories of the lives they continue to influence - including her own. Jacket Illustration © 2017 Roz Chast 1. Language: English. Narrator: Elif Batuman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/003072/bk_peng_003072_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.