Author: Politkovskaya, Anna
Publisher: Harvill Pr
Binding: Soft Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
New book, 336 pages, some rubbing wear to cover. The Chechn 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". Beofre all the bodies of those who died in the first campaign had been located and identified, many more thousands would be slaughtered in another round of fighting. The first account written by a Russian woman, this book is an edgy and intense study of a conflict that shows no signs of being resolved. Exasperated by the Russian governments attempts to manipulate the media coverage of the war, journalist Anna Politkovskaya undertook to go to Chechnya, to make regular reports and keep events in the public eye.