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    Description"Imperium" is the story of an empire: the constellation of states that was submerged under a single identity for most of the twentieth century - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. This is Kapuscinski's vivid, compelling and personal report on the life and death of the Soviet superpower, from the entrance of Soviet troops into his hometown in Poland in 1939, through his journey across desolate Siberia and the republics of Central Asia in the 1950s and 60s, to his wanderings over the vast Soviet lands - from Poland to the Pacific, the Arctic Circle to Afghanistan - in the years of the USSR's decline and final disintegration in 1991.


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    Title
    Imperium
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 263 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781862079601
    ISBN 10: 1862079609
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVU
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, HIS037070, HIS012000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVU
    DC22: 914.704854
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD, NHWL
    Publisher
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Imprint name
    GRANTA BOOKS
    Publication date
    03 September 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Ryszard Kapuscinski was born in 1932. During his four decades of reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa, Kapuscinski witnessed 27 coups and revolutions and was sentenced to death four times. His books include The Shadow of the Sun, The Emperor, Another Day of Life, The Shah of Shahs and The Soccer War (which is also available from Granta Books).
    Review quote
    'Kapuscinski's writing has achieved the status of literature.' Daily Telegraph -'The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read.' Michael Ignatieff -'Russia was a real threat which hung over the early part of Kapuscinski's life. It is hardly surprising that he understands Russia better, and writes about the country with greater clarity and beauty, than those who know Russia only as an abstraction.' Spectator