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Last Boat to Astrakhan: A Russian Memoir 1990-1996 #2020

Last Boat to Astrakhan A Russian Memoir In his fifth year in Russia as a foreign correspondent celebrated journalist Robert Haupt decided to take a boat trip down the Volga River to Astrakhan by the Caspian Sea This journey forms the

  • Title: Last Boat to Astrakhan: A Russian Memoir 1990-1996
  • Author: Robert Haupt
  • ISBN: 9780732023713
  • Page: 409
  • Format: Audio Cassette
  • Last Boat to Astrakhan: A Russian Memoir 1990-1996 By Robert Haupt, In 1995, his fifth year in Russia as a foreign correspondent celebrated journalist Robert Haupt decided to take a boat trip down the Volga River to Astrakhan by the Caspian Sea This journey forms the core of his book, which seamlessly interweaves strands of art literature, politics, history, economics and geography to capture a country and a people for which the author haIn 1995, his fifth year in Russia as a foreign correspondent celebrated journalist Robert Haupt decided to take a boat trip down the Volga River to Astrakhan by the Caspian Sea This journey forms the core of his book, which seamlessly interweaves strands of art literature, politics, history, economics and geography to capture a country and a people for which the author had an immense passion.

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    1. In 1995, his fifth year in Russia as a foreign correspondent celebrated Australian journalist Robert Haupt decided to take a boat trip down the Volga River to Astrakhan by the Caspian Sea This journey forms the core of his book, which interweaves strands of art literature, politics, history, economics and geography to capture a country and a people for which the author had an immense passion I say had , as sadly Mr Haupt died soon after the publication of this work In this book Robert Haupt uses [...]

    2. This was a well written and nicely researched, Haupt weaves together an ill fated trip to Astrakhan and the history of Russia, whilst simultaneously discussing the demise of the Soviet Union Whilst this seems confusing each historical current reference is used to reinforce the next Whilst this isn t necessarily a new device, it is rare to be done this well.

    3. I stumbled across this book in my council library I like to think it found me for a reason Fine descriptions of the towns on the volga and the idiosyncracies of soviet era bureaucracy The best australian writer whose works I have read.

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