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Imperium
Imperium | Ryszard Kapuscinski
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By "the conjuror extraordinary of modern portage" (John le Carre)--a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably complex Soviet empire. "When a writer of Mr. Kapuscinski's genius writes of the snows and the steppes of Siberia, of the doomed Aral Sea and Kiev . . . no pictures are necessary".--The Wall Street Journal. First time in paperback.
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Imperium | Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Borders are part of our physical structure & outside self environment and it didn‘t occur to me through the lens of religion, the promise of absolute-boundlessness would sound ideal and yet such a foreign concept 🤔.

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Imperium | Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Warsaw book haul!

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FaisalJ
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Reporter's experience in the former USSR as it was collapsing. Weaving history, stories, culture, and people's experiences to create a mosaic of chaos. 9/10

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FaisalJ
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Very imaginative way to explain 20th century Russian history.

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FaisalJ
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Example of the human cost of Stalin's vision during his reign.

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FaisalJ
Imperium | Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Kind of scary. To replace one god with yourself. Explains Stalin's brutal tactics.

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FaisalJ
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So true of human nature.

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FaisalJ
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Wow I never truly understood the effect that communism has on something so mundane as shopping.

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FaisalJ
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A romantic way to look at a cruel violent ruler.

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FaisalJ
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Explains why many people still dress up during the summer, it's because they are thinking men! Lol 😂

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FaisalJ
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Very interesting, I never know why people wore black in funerals.