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To Catch a Tartar: Notes from the Caucasus
To Catch a Tartar Notes from the Caucasus
Author: Chris Bird
In "To Catch a Tartar", Chris Bird traces a personal journey through the violent decolonization of the Soviet Empire, recording a war in which lightly armed Chechen fighters held their own against Russian troops, a conflict that in many essentials has not changed since Lermatov and Tolstoy fought the "gorsty" mountaineers of the Caucasus.
ISBN-13: 9780719565069
ISBN-10: 0719565065
Pages: 320
Edition: New Ed

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Publisher: John Murray
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Bird does a good job in presenting the plight of the Chechen people, whose current story (let alone history) is little known outside Russia, save occasional headlines here and there. I confess I ended up skimming towards the end for the last couple of chapters (the Chechen story is rather grim and doesn't get better), but can recommend the book as an engaging, first-hand, objective account.


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