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Azerbaijan diary : a rogue reporter's adventures in an oil-rich, war-torn, post-Soviet republic

Author: Thomas Goltz
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, 1999, ©1998
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Azerbaijan is surely among the most complex of Soviet successor states, save Russia itself. Goltz enjoys the distinction of being probably the only Western correspondent whose personal courage and linguistic skill made possible this unique witness to the country's first years of independence. He takes us from his "illegal" entry during the last phase of Soviet rule through accession of former KGB chief and Azeri  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Thomas Goltz; Thomas Goltz
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Goltz
ISBN: 076560244X 9780765602442
OCLC Number: 42913330
Notes: Revised edition of: Requiem for a would-be republic. 1994.
Includes index.
Description: xxx, 496 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Getting there fair and square --
A distant coup --
Friday evening on Freedom Square --
Karabakh : the black garden --
Home sweet Baku --
A reborn republic --
Xodjali --
Slithering in the swamp --
Of militias and Mamed the mule --
A diversion through the Islamic Republic of Iran --
Riding the roller coaster --
Coup redux --
From ballots to bullets --
An army stumbles forward --
Alla turca --
Of war and oil --
Corruption in the ranks --
Rumblings of dissent --
The snow job --
Kelbejar --
The lull before the storm --
The crowbar, or Heydar comes home --
Meanwhile, back at the front --
Azerbaijan, Azerbaijan --
Scars on the soul.
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In its first years as an independent state, Azerbaijan was a prime example of post-Soviet chaos - beset by coups and civil strife and astride an ethnic, political and religious divide. Author Goltz  Read more...

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