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    DescriptionThe Chechen War was supposed to be over in 1996 after the first Yeltsin campaign, but in the summer of 1999, the new Putin government decided, in their own words, to 'do the job properly'. Before all the bodies of those who had died in the first campaign had been located or identified, many more thousands would be slaughtered in another round of fighting. The first account to be written by a Russian woman, A Dirty War is an edgy and intense study of a conflict that shows no sign of being resolved. Exasperated by the Russian government's attempt to manipulate media coverage of the war, journalist Anna Politkovskaya undertook to go to Chechnya, to make regular reports and keep events in the public eye. In a series of despatches from July 1999 to January 2001 she vividly describes the atrocities and abuses of war, whether it be the corruption endemic in post-Communist Russia, in particular the government and the military, or the spurious arguments and abominable behaviour of the Chechen authorities. In these courageous reports, Politkovskaya excoriates male stupidity and brutality on both sides of the conflict and interviews the civilians whose homes and communities have been laid waste, leaving them nowhere to live, and nothing and no one to believe in.


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    Title
    A Dirty War
    Subtitle
    A Russian Reporter in Chechnya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anna Politkovskaya, Volume editor John Crowfoot, Translated by John Crowfoot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 148 mm
    Height: 211 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 444 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781860468971
    ISBN 10: 1860468977
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DNF, HBJD
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJPR
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC052000
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    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000, POL010000
    BIC subject category V2: JPWS
    BISAC V2.8: POL009000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUAC
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJPR
    DC21: 947.52086
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUAC
    Thema V1.0: JBCT, JPB, JPA, NHD
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    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    The Harvill Press
    Publication date
    29 November 2004
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Known to many as 'Russia's lost moral conscience', Anna Politkovskaya was a special correspondent for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta and the recipient of many honours for her writing. She is the author of Putin's Russia, A Russian Diary and Nothing But the Truth, collected reportage. Anna Politkovskaya was murdered in Moscow in October 2006.
    Review quote
    "If you haven't done so yet, read Politkovskaya's books: A Dirty War and Putin's Russia" Independent 20061019 "Read this book to discover the true nature of the Russian state under Putin, a state where corruption, torture and murder are franchised out to his friends and the friends of his friends... Its assault on the Russian state is electrifying" Observer "Politkovskaya chronicles the deathly thud of the Russian war machine and the anguished cries of those crushed in its tread...[She] was awarded Amnesty's prestigious Global award for human-rights journalism. Maybe there is yet hope that the truth will out" Guardian "One of the most respected and feared journalists in the world...Despite death threats, she defied state intimidation with dispatches that investigated the true nature of the Russian occupation and documented atrocities against the Chechen people" Daily Telegraph