The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

Random House Trade Paperbacks - A long-awaited english translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in world war ii across europe and russia—from the winner of the nobel prize in LiteratureNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • The Guardian • NPR • The Economist • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • Kirkus ReviewsFor more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century.

A history of the soul. In the unwomanly face of war, on the home front, Alexievich chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines, and in the occupied territories. These women—more than a million in total—were nurses and doctors, machine-gunners, tank drivers, pilots, and snipers.

Together, this symphony of voices reveals a different aspect of the war—the everyday details of life in combat left out of the official histories. When the swedish academy awarded her the nobel Prize, it cited her invention of “a new kind of literary genre, ” describing her work as “a history of emotions.

The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II - It deserves the widest possible readership. Paula hawkins, author of the girl on the Train “Alexievich has gained probably the world’s deepest, most eloquent understanding of the post-Soviet condition. Translated by the renowned richard pevear and larissa Volokhonsky, The Unwomanly Face of War is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war.





Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, massacres—but also of pride in their country, Alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, terror, hope for the future, famine, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia.

Everyday russian citizens recount the past thirty years, showing us what life was like during the fall of the Soviet Union and what it’s like to live in the new Russia left in its wake. Through the voices of those who confided in her, about our dreams, our choices, ” The Nation writes, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets - Praise for svetlana alexievich and secondhand time“the nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time. David remnick, The New Yorker Random house.

Here is an account of life in the aftermath of an idea so powerful it once dominated a third of the world. A magnificent tapestry of the sorrows and triumphs of the human spirit woven by a master, Secondhand Time tells the stories that together make up the true history of a nation. New york times bestseller • a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the soviet union and the emergence of a new russia, from svetlana alexievich, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre, winner of the nobel prize in literaturenamed one of the ten best books of the year by the washington post and publishers weekly • los angelES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, ” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.

Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation.





Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War

W. W. Norton & Company - Creating controversy and outrage when it was first published in the ussr―it was called by reviewers there a “slanderous piece of fantasy” and part of a “hysterical chorus of malign attacks”―Zinky Boys presents the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, mothers, nurses and prostitutes, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects.

The soviet dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins hence the term “Zinky Boys”, while the state denied the very existence of the conflict. Zinky boys offers a unique, harrowing, and unforgettably powerful insight into the realities of war. What emerges is a story that is shocking in its brutality and revelatory in its similarities to the American experience in Vietnam.

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War - Tracking provided on most orders. Random house. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Condition: New. Isbn13: 9780393336863. Svetlana alexievich brings us the truth of the soviet-Afghan War: the beauty of the country and the savage Army bullying, the profusion of Western goods, the killing and the mutilation, the shame and shattered lives of returned veterans.

Winner of the nobel prize: “For her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time.





Voices from Chernobyl Belarussian Literature

Dalkey Archive Press - Tracking provided on most orders. Isbn13: 9780393336863. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Winner of the national book critics circle awardwinner of the nobel prize in literature A journalist by trade, and the fear, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, anger, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, and uncertainty that they still live with.

On april 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Comprised of interviews in monologue form, Voices from Chernobyl is a crucially important work, unforgettable in its emotional power and honesty.

Voices from Chernobyl Belarussian Literature - The nobel prize in literature was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time. Random house. Journalist svetlana alexievich interviewed hundreds of people affected by the meltdown-from innocent citizens to firefighters to those called in to clean up the disaster-and their stories reveal the fear, anger, and uncertainty with which they still live.

Condition: New. Voices from chernobyl is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy.





Modern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future

Penguin Classic - Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. While officials tried to hush up the accident, resettlers, Svetlana Alexievich spent years collecting testimonies from survivors - clean-up workers, residents, firefighters, anger and uncertainty, orphans - crafting their voices into a haunting oral history of fear, widows, but also dark humour and love.

Random house. Flames lit up the sky and radiation escaped to contaminate the land and poison the people for years to come. A chronicle of the past and a warning for our nuclear future, Chernobyl Prayer shows what it is like to bear witness, and remember in a world that wants you to forget. Penguin group. Isbn13: 9780393336863.

Modern Classics: Chernobyl Prayer: A Chronicle of the Future - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Tracking provided on most orders. A beautifully written book, elle 'one of the most humane and terrifying books i've ever read' - helen simpson, it's been years since I had to look away from a page because it was just too heart-breaking to go on' - Arundhati Roy, Observer The devastating history of the Chernobyl disaster by Svetlana Alexievich, the winner of the Nobel prize in literature - A new translation by Anna Gunin and Arch Tait based on the revised text - In April 1986 a series of explosions shook the Chernobyl nuclear reactor.





Voices From Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

Dalkey Archive Press - The nobel prize in literature 2015 was awarded to Svetlana Alexievich "for her polyphonic writings, a monument to suffering and courage in our time. Random house. Winner of the nobel prize in literature winner of the national book critics circle Award A journalist by trade, who now suffers from an immune deficiency developed while researching this book, presents personal accounts of what happened to the people of Belarus after the nuclear reactor accident in 1986, anger, and the fear, and uncertainty that they still live with.

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Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions

Oxford University Press - By assessing the relationship between poverty and disease and the geography of epidemics, McMillen offers an outspoken and thought-provoking point of view on the necessity for global governments to learn from past experiences and proactively cooperate to prevent any future epidemic. Isbn13: 9780393336863.

Oxford university Press USA. Extremely interesting from a medical standpoint, the study of pandemics also provides unexpected, broader insights into culture and politics. This very short introduction describes history's major pandemics - plague, tuberculosis, influenza, malaria, smallpox, cholera, and HIV/AIDS - highlighting how each disease's biological characteristics affected its pandemic development.

Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction Very Short Introductions - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . Christian W. The 2014 ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Random house. Mcmillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemics throughout human history, at the same time, illustrating how pandemic disease has shaped history and, social behavior has influenced pandemic disease.

Mcmillen discusses state responses to pandemics, such as quarantine, isolation, and pays special attention to the rise of public health and the explosion of medical research in the wake of pandemics, travel restrictions, and other forms of social control, especially as the germ theory of disease emerged in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Today, medicine is able to control all of these diseases, yet some of them are still devastating in much of the developing world.





Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Random House - Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Through the voices of those who confided in her, about our dreams, our choices, “Alexievich tells us about human nature, ” The Nation writes, about good and evil—in a word, about ourselves. Praise for svetlana alexievich and secondhand time“the nonfiction volume that has done the most to deepen the emotional understanding of Russia during and after the collapse of the Soviet Union of late is Svetlana Alexievich’s oral history Secondhand Time.

David remnick, The New Yorker Random house. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Oxford university Press USA. Isbn13: 9780393336863. Through interviews spanning 1991 to 2012, alexievich takes us behind the propaganda and contrived media accounts, massacres—but also of pride in their country, giving us a panoramic portrait of contemporary Russia and Russians who still carry memories of oppression, famine, terror, hope for the future, and a belief that everyone was working and fighting together to bring about a utopia.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets - New york times bestseller • the magnum opus and latest work from svetlana alexievich, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre, the 2015 winner of the nobel prize in literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the soviet union and the emergence of a new russianamed one of the ten best books of the year by the washington post and pubLISHERS WEEKLY • LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE WINNER NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Financial Times • Kirkus Reviews When the Swedish Academy awarded Svetlana Alexievich the Nobel Prize, ” describing her work as “a history of emotions—a history of the soul.

Alexievich’s distinctive documentary style, combining extended individual monologues with a collage of voices, records the stories of ordinary women and men who are rarely given the opportunity to speak, whose experiences are often lost in the official histories of the nation. Condition: New.





Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945

Picador - In the process merridale restores to history the invisible millions who sacrificed the most to win the war. Through the soldiers' eyes, we witness their victorious arrival in Berlin, and accompany them as they return home full of hope, where their rage and suffering exact an awful toll, only to be denied the new life they had been fighting to secure.

A tour de force of original research and a gripping history, patriotism, Ivan's War reveals the singular mixture of courage, and fear that made it possible for these underfed, anger, badly led troops to defeat the Nazi army. A powerful, eight million died, based on newly revealed sourcesOf the thirty million who fought in the eastern front of World War II, driven forward in suicidal charges, groundbreaking narrative of the ordinary Russian soldier's experience of the worst war in history, shattered by German shells and tanks.

Ivan's War: Life and Death in the Red Army, 1939-1945 - Drawing on previously closed military and secret police archives, interviews with veterans, and private letters and diaries, Catherine Merridale presents the first comprehensive history of the Soviet Union Army rank and file. Tracking provided on most orders. They were the men and women of the red Army, a ragtag mass of soldiers who confronted Europe's most lethal fighting force and by 1945 had defeated it.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. She follows the soldiers from the shock of the German invasion to their costly triumph in Stalingrad, where life expectancy was often a mere twenty-four hours.





Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II

Random House - Isbn13: 9780393336863. Random house. Alexievich gives voice to those whose memories have been lost in the official narratives, uncovering a powerful, hidden history from the personal and private experiences of individuals. Translated by the renowned richard pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, Last Witnesses is a powerful and poignant account of the central conflict of the twentieth century, a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human side of war.

Tracking provided on most orders. When the swedish academy awarded her the nobel Prize, it cited her for inventing “a new kind of literary genre, ” describing her work as “a history of emotions. A history of the soul. Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Alexievich’s collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II.

Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II - . Oxford university Press USA. Condition: New. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! From the nobel prize-winning writer, an oral history of children’s experiences in World War II across Russia—in the vein of The Unwomanly Face of War and Secondhand Time For more than three decades, Svetlana Alexievich has been the memory and conscience of the twentieth century.

They had sometimes been soldiers as well as witnesses, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded—a trauma that would change the course of the Russian nation.





Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945

Penguin Books - Condition: New. Random House Inc. Oxford university Press USA. Was stalin a military genius? was the defense of Mother Russia a product of something greater than numbers of tanks and planes--of something deep within the Russian soul? Random house. Tracking provided on most orders. Penguin group. Isbn13: 9780393336863.

Buy with confidence! Millions of books sold! . A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history. The new york times Book Review"An extraordinary tale. Notes: brand new from publisher! 100% satisfaction guarantee. Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction on the massive front from the White Sea to the flank of Asia.

Russia's War: A History of the Soviet Effort: 1941-1945 - Chicago tribune the russian war effort to defeat invading Axis powers, an effort that assembled the largest military force in recorded history and that cost the lives of more than 25 million Soviet soldiers and civilians, was the decisive factor for securing an Allied victory. Now with access to the wealth of film archives and interview material from Russia used to produce the ten-hour television documentary Russia's War, Richard Overy tackles the many persuasive questions surrounding this conflict.