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    DescriptionChechnya, a 6,000-square-mile corner of the northern Caucasus, has struggled under Russian domination for centuries. The region declared its independence in 1991, leading to a brutal war, Russian withdrawal, and subsequent "governance" by bandits and warlords. A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel faction, reignited the war, which continues to rage today. Russia has gone to great lengths to keep journalists from reporting on the conflict; consequently, few people outside the region understand its scale and the atrocities--described by eyewitnesses as comparable to those discovered in Bosnia--committed there. Anna Politkovskaya, a correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper "Novaya gazeta," was the only journalist to have constant access to the region. Her international stature and reputation for honesty among the Chechens allowed her to continue to report to the world the brutal tactics of Russia's leaders used to quell the uprisings. "A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya" is her second book on this bloody and prolonged war. More than a collection of articles and columns, "A Small Corner of Hell "offers a rare insider's view of life in Chechnya over the past years. Centered on stories of those caught-literally-in the crossfire of the conflict, her book recounts the horrors of living in the midst of the war, examines how the war has affected Russian society, and takes a hard look at how people on both sides are profiting from it, from the guards who accept bribes from Chechens out after curfew to the United Nations. Politkovskaya's unflinching honesty and her courage in speaking truth to power combine here to produce a powerful account of what is acknowledged as one of the most dangerous and least understood conflicts on the planet. Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated in Moscow on October 7, 2006. "The murder of the journalist Anna Politkovskaya leaves a terrible silence in Russia and an information void about a dark realm that we need to know more about. No one else reported as she did on the Russian north Caucasus and the abuse of human rights there. Her reports made for difficult reading--and Politkovskaya only got where she did by being one of life's difficult people."--Thomas de Waal, "Guardian"


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    Title
    A Small Corner of Hell
    Subtitle
    Dispatches from Chechnya
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anna Politkovskaya, Introduction by Georgi M. Derluguian, Translated by Alexander Burry, Translated by Tatiana Tulchinsky
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 164 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 506 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780226674322
    ISBN 10: 0226674320
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JP
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC V2.8: HIS031000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/EEUROP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010, HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA, CHRN/1990
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUAC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17000
    BIC subject category V2: GT
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 947.52
    LC classification: DK511.C37
    DC22: 947/.52
    LC classification: DK511.C37 P654 2003
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    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUAC
    Thema V1.0: JW, JP, NHD, GT
    Illustrations note
    1 map
    Publisher
    The University of Chicago Press
    Imprint name
    University of Chicago Press
    Publication date
    22 October 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago, IL
    Author Information
    Anna Politkovskaya (1958-2006) received the Golden Pen Award from the Russian Union of Journalists in 2000, the Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation, and the Prize for Journalism and Democracy from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.
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    Chechnya, a 6,000-square-mile corner of the northern Caucasus, has struggled under Russian domination for centuries. The region declared its independence in 1991, leading to a brutal war, Russian withdrawal, and subsequent "governance" by bandits and warlords. A series of apartment building attacks in Moscow in 1999, allegedly orchestrated by a rebel faction, reignited the war, which continues to rage today. Russia has gone to great lengths to keep journalists from reporting on the conflict; consequently, few people outside the region understand its scale and the atrocities--described by eyewitnesses as comparable to those discovered in Bosnia--committed there. Anna Politkovskaya, a correspondent for the liberal Moscow newspaper "Novaya gazeta," is the only journalist to have constant access to the region. Her international stature and reputation for honesty among the Chechens have allowed her to continue to report to the world the brutal tactics of Russia's leaders used to quell the uprisings. "A Small Corner of Hell: Dispatches from Chechnya" is her second book on this bloody and prolonged war. More than a collection of articles and columns, "A Small Corner of Hell "offers a rare insider's view of life in Chechnya over the past years. Centered on stories of those caught-literally-in the crossfire of the conflict, her book recounts the horrors of living in the midst of the war, examines how the war has affected Russian society, and takes a hard look at how people on both sides are profiting from it, from the guards who accept bribes from Chechens out after curfew to the United Nations. Politkovskaya's unflinching honesty and her courage in speaking truth to power combine here to produce a powerful account of what is acknowledged as one of the most dangerous and least understood conflicts on the planet.