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Granta Editions : Imperium

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Paperback Published: 1st April 2019
ISBN: 9781783785254
Number Of Pages: 352

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Imperium is a classic of reportage and a literary masterwork by one of the great writers and witnesses of the twentieth century.

With an Afterword by Margaret Atwood

It is the story of an empire: the constellation of states that was submerged under a single identity for most of the century - the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. From the entrance of Soviet troops into his hometown in Poland in 1939, to just before the Berlin Wall came down, as the USSR convulsed and died, Kapuscinski travelled thousands of miles and talked to hundreds of ordinary Soviet people about their extraordinary lives and the terror from which they were emerging.

About the Author

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).

Industry Reviews

'The most passionate, engaging and historically profound account of the Soviet empire that I have read.'
Michael Ignatieff

ISBN: 9781783785254
ISBN-10: 178378525X
Series: Granta Editions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 1st April 2019
Publisher: Granta Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.38

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