One Soldier's War [Pehme köide]

  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 395 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 208x140x30 mm, kaal: 522 g, Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • Ilmumisaeg: 19-Feb-2009
  • Kirjastus: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802144039
  • ISBN-13: 9780802144034
Teised raamatud teemal:
  • Formaat: Paperback / softback, 395 pages, kõrgus x laius x paksus: 208x140x30 mm, kaal: 522 g, Maps; Illustrations, black and white
  • Ilmumisaeg: 19-Feb-2009
  • Kirjastus: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
  • ISBN-10: 0802144039
  • ISBN-13: 9780802144034
Teised raamatud teemal:
One Soldier’s War is a visceral and unflinching memoir of a young Russian soldier’s experience in the Chechen wars that brilliantly captures the fear, drudgery, chaos, and brutality of modern combat. An excerpt of the book was hailed by Tibor Fisher in the Guardian as “right up there with Catch-22 and Michael Herr’s Dispatches,” and the book won Russia’s inaugural Debut Prize, which recognizes authors who write “despite, not because of, their life circumstances.” In 1995, Arkady Babchenko was an eighteen-year-old law student in Moscow when he was drafted into the Russian army and sent to Chechnya. It was the beginning of a torturous journey from naïve conscript to hardened soldier that took Babchenko from the front lines of the first Chechen War in 1995 to the second in 1999. He fought in major cities and tiny hamlets, from the bombed-out streets of Grozny to anonymous mountain villages. Babchenko takes the raw and mundane realities of war—the constant cold, hunger, exhaustion, filth, and terror—and twists it into compelling, haunting, and eerily elegant prose. Acclaimed by reviewers around the world, this is a devastating first-person account of war by an extraordinary storyteller.

Arvustused

"Harrowingly good ... This literary account from the front is a modern equivalent of All Quiet on the Western Front." "Breathlessly visual ... Easily bears comparison with the great literary accounts of other wars, such as Michael Herr's Dispatches . . . One has rarely read about a military culture in which the line between war and peace is so blurred." "Bears comparison with the great literary accounts of any war." "Babchenko writes courageously about what he has seen--that is why his book is so graphic. That is why it is not only important as literature, but also politically."

Preface vii
Map
xiii
ONE
Mountain Brigade
3(3)
The River Argun
6(2)
Chechens
8(2)
Chechens II
10(3)
Yakovlev
13(1)
The Cow
14(2)
To Mozdok
16(2)
The Ninth Neighborhood
18(4)
Sharik
22(2)
The Apartment
24(5)
TWO
The Runway
29(20)
Mozdok-7
49(73)
The Summer of 1996
122(34)
Special Cargo
156(11)
New Year's Eve
167(6)
Alkhan-Yurt
173(83)
The Storming Operation
256(17)
Argun
273(61)
A Soldier's Dream
334(7)
THREE
Field Deception
341(10)
The Obelisk
351(4)
Lais
355(10)
Hello Sister
365(9)
Traitors
374(8)
Chechen Penal Battalion
382(6)
Operation `Life' Continues
388(4)
I Am a Reminder
392(4)
Military Abbreviations 396