Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams

Russia Broken Idols Solemn Dreams Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Shipler spent four years in Moscow as a New York Times correspondent He did extensive research into the stereotypes of the Russian people from that work he prod

  • Title: Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams
  • Author: David K. Shipler
  • ISBN: 9780140122718
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Shipler spent four years in Moscow as a New York Times correspondent He did extensive research into the stereotypes of the Russian people from that work he produced this book which reveals the nature of the Russian People.

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    1. Putin's RootsDavid Shipler worked as a journalist for the New York Times for five years in Moscow from 1975 to 1979. He spoke Russian and certainly made a large number of contacts. Due to Soviet government interference and their wish that he see as little as possible, he had to do a great deal of twisting and turning, worry about being bugged, go to surreptitious meetings. Yet, he met people from many walks of life, people high in society and from the working class. He traveled around the vast n [...]

    2. Interesting first hand account of a great reporter that lived in russia before the wall came down a real inside look at their culture - speckled with great insight and entertaining stories and acccounts of acts of russians that would have put some in great risk to themselves for the writers sake and for truth.

    3. I read this as research for a novel that I am working on. I was lucky enough to find "Russia: Broken Idols, Solemn Dreams" at my local Boomerangs (kind of like Goodwill) for $1.00. I had never heard of the book before, but one glance at the back told me that it was for me. It's a dense read, but well-written, informative, and Shipler (who had been sent to Moscow as a NY Times correspondent in the late 70's) informs it with a generous view of human nature. I recommend it to anyone who is a studen [...]

    4. Written 35 years ago, based on the author's several years as a journalist in Moscow. An insight into life and people of the USSR. A good read to understand how people got to where they re today.

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