Chechnya Diary

Chechnya Diary

A War Correspondent's Story of Surviving the War in Chechnya

Book - 2003
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Baker & Taylor
A first-person narrative details the author's witness to the war in Chechnya, describing the events surrounding the Samashki Massacre while offering perspectives on the small town's legacy and the fate of a local resistance leader. 20,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Chechnya Diary is a story about "the story" of the war in Chechnya, the "rogue republic" that attempted to secede from the Russian Federation at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Specifically, it is the story of the Samashki Massacre, a symbol of the Russian brutality that was employed to crush Chechen resistance.

Thomas Goltz is a member of the exclusive journalistic cadre of compulsive, danger-addicted voyeurs who court death to get the story. But in addition to providing a tour through the convoluted Soviet and then post-Soviet nationalities policy that led to the bloodbath in Chechnya, Chechnya Diary is part of a larger exploration of the role (and impact) of the media in conflict areas. And at its heart, Chechnya Diary is the story of Hussein, the leader of the local resistance in the small town that bears the brunt of the massacre as it is drawn into war.

This is a deeply personal book, a first person narrative that reads like an adventure but addresses larger theoretical issues ranging from the history of ethnic/nationalities in the USSR and the Russian Federation to journalistic responsibility in crisis zones. Chechnya Diary is a crossover work that offers both the historical context and a ground-level view of a complex and brutal war.


Blackwell North Amer
Chechnya Diary is a story about the "the story" of the war in Chechnya, the "rogue republic" that attempted to secede from the Russian Federation at the time of the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Specifically, it is the story of the Samashki Massacre, a symbol of the Russian brutality that was employed to crush Chechen resistance.
This is a first-person narrative that reads like an adventure but addresses larger theoretical issues ranging from the history of ethnic peoples and nationalities in the USSR and the Russian Federation to journalistic responsibility in crisis zones. Chechnya Diary is a crossover work that offers both the historical context and a ground-level view of a complex and brutal war.

Baker
& Taylor

A first-person narrative details the author's witness to the war in Chechnya, describing the events surrounding the Samashki Massacre while offering perspectives on the small town's legacy and the fate of a local resistance leader.

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St, Martin's Press, c2003
ISBN: 9780312268749
0312268742
Branch Call Number: 947.52 Goltz
Characteristics: xii, 285 p. : map

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