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To catch a Tartar : notes from the Caucasus

Author: Chris Bird
Publisher: London : John Murray, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Traces a personal journey through the violent decolonisation of the soviet empire. This work describes how lightly armed Chechan fighters held their own against tens of thousands of Russian troops, a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Chris Bird; Chris Bird
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Bird
ISBN: 0719565065 9780719565069
OCLC Number: 52531302
Notes: Originally published: 2002.
Description: x, 308 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: The unretired colonel 3 --
The blood of Genghiz 21 --
Cowboy of the Caucasus 32 --
The de-electrification of the Georgian Republic 53 --
A is for Abkhazia 66 --
Letters of credit 75 --
Freedom or death 95 --
Cossacks and mountaineers 119 --
Winter with the wolves 134 --
A warning from history 159 --
Jesuits of war 178 --
A law more inevitable than death 210 --
A dog's death for a dog 226 --
The English will rule 244 --
Hostages 263.
Responsibility: Chris Bird.

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'A captivating read' -- Anthony Sattin, Sunday Times 'Instructive and erudite' -- New Statesman 'Bird [has] tackled with courage and intelligence a region which has always fascinated Westerners by Read more...

 
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