e-Book The Russians download

e-Book The Russians download

by Hedrick Smith

ISBN: 0812910869
ISBN13: 978-0812910865
Language: English
Publisher: Times Book; Updated, Subsequent edition (October 12, 1983)
Pages: 578
Category: Russia
Subategory: History

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This is not the synthetic Russia of the Kremlinologists, but Russia face-to-face, the texture of life as Russians live it. Few reporters have had the stamina and the ingenuity to penetrate the tight government controls and xenophobia to see the Russians as they see themselves.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Hedrick Smith has done what we all wish we could do: he has gone to Russia and spoken to the people. Over steaming samovars.

When Hedrick Smith’s book The Russians was published in 1976, it gave American readers a taste of what life was like inside the Soviet Union. In The Russians Smith paints a vivid portrait of the culture of the Soviet Union under Leonid Brezhnev’s rule. Smith was the Moscow bureau chief for The New York Times from 1971-74, and in 1974 he won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for his articles about life in the Soviet Union

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Smith was born in Kilmacolm, Scotland. He was educated at The Choate School (now Choate Rosemary Hall) in Wallingford, Connecticut and at Williams College, where he was a brother of Alpha Delta Phi. After graduating from Williams College (where he earned a .

Hedrick Smith is a bestselling author, Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter, and Emmy Award–winning producer. His books The Russians and The Power Game were critically acclaimed bestsellers and are widely used in college courses today.

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Categories: sociology. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form. For information, address: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book C. JO East 53 Street, New York, New York 10022. Manufactured in the United States of America. Published simultaneously in Canada by Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Lt. Toronto. Designed by Tere LoPrete. 1. Russia-Social life and customs-19702.

Even from afar, the transformation in the Soviet Union held a special fascination for all of us, and not only because it affected our destiny, our survival, even the changing nature of our own society. What happened there riveted our interest for a deeper reason: It was a modern enactment of one of the archetypal stories of human existence, that of the struggle from darkness to light, from poverty toward prosperity, from dictatorship toward democracy.

Observations on and analyses of the lives and character of the Russian people, their social, political, and economic systems, and the compelling issues of life in the Soviet Union, based on the journalist-author's three-year residence in Moscow
Having lived in Russia at the time of events (seventies of last century), I can attest that pages I have read tell about reality. I do not read it from beginning to end, it is not a thriller. It is a journey through time and space. It is good journey for somebody for a taste for such adventures. It is also a good guidance for foreigners communicating with Russians of my generation (early seventies now). Just do not think that this book will do any good in dealings with modern Russians. The gap of 30 years that I have lived here has made them absolute foreigners for me. And foreigners who are not welcome to the my American homeland.

I cannot remember whether this is the second series of visits by Smith to the USSR in the 1990s or his first experiences in the 1970s. Both are good, but in the second I think he might have been overjoyed at what he found. He thought that all was on track for Russia. Turns out that instead of developing into a freedom blessed Russian to some freedoms and improvements, but the rule of oligarchs is not likely to end well.

A well-written work put together by someone who knew, understood and believed in the peculiarity of Russia than few foreigners ever have. Like "The Union Moujik" and "Animal Farm in a different light, we understand not only the people, but the state, the ideology and a lot more from afar.

If you want to learn how it was in communist Russia than you must read this books. All those people out there that think communism is great would learn lots from reading this book. It's a fascinating read

Really fascinating book, gives you a true insight into Russian life in the 1970’s. With moments that will make you laugh and others that will break your heart, this will show you real lives of real Russians during Soviet times. Don’t let the size of the book overwhelm you, it’s worth the read.

Excellent writing. Having travelled to Russia, it also expanded my experience. Does not get you "tangled up" with long names etc. like a Russian novel. Good tight editing. Made me search for 2 more modern social commentaries after I read it.

Rather boring. Writer needs to put some punch in his writing. The Russians are an incredibly interesting spicies of humans. Smith would do well to tell some more fun tales.

When Hedrick Smith wrote this book, he was living in Russia with his wife and children.
It is a folksy, down-to-earth picture of getting to know your neighbors. However, in Russia,
one had to be very careful because personal freedom and privacy were not guaranteed. Excellent work,
highly recommended!

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