The 1979-1989 Soviet war in Afghanistan, as Russian author Alexievich remarks in this oral history, wrenched boys from their daily life and hurled them into a hell of filth. She conveys that hell through the grotesque memories of infantrymen tank crewmen, medical corpsmen and ...
This book is a confession, a document and a record of people's memory. More than 200 women speak in it, describing how young girls, who dreamed of becoming brides, became soldiers in 1941.
On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. "Voices from Chernobyl" is the first book to present personal accounts of the tragedy.
Onderzoeksjournaliste Svetlana Alexijevitsj laat honderden getuigen aan het woord over hun leven tijdens en na de Sovjet-Unie: goede mensen en minder goede mensen; schuldigen en slachtoffers; aanhangers van de perestrojka en hardleerse stalinisten.