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Georgia diary : a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus

Author: Thomas Goltz
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Georgia fell prey to a series of power struggles, rampant crime and corruption, secessionist movements, and the spillover of the bitter war in neighboring Chechnya. Journalist Thomas Goltz traces these developments... This fast-paced, first-person account is filled with eye-opening details about the ongoing struggles in another little-known region of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Thomas Goltz; Thomas Goltz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Goltz
ISBN: 0765617102 9780765617101
OCLC Number: 63187439
Description: xxxi, 262 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : a (new) Caucasian chalk circle --
I. A complex history. The quest for Gamsakhurdia ; A far-flung piece of paradise ; The Silver Fox ; The Abkhazian interlude ; The fall of Zugdidi --
II. Past as prelude. Along the banks of Mtkvari ; (Muslim) Georgia on my mind ; Storm clouds over Sukhumi ; Pending war and the death of a friend --
III. The wretched riviera. Sarajevo by the sea ; Black Sea refugee ; Aftermath in the mountains --
IV. There dwell dragons. Chaos in the Caucasus ; Bridge across the Inguri --
Epilogue : trying to square a chalk circle.
Responsibility: Thomas Goltz.
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