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Fifty Russian Winters An American Woman's Life in the Soviet Union

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ISBN-10: 0471028770

ISBN-13: 9780471028772

Edition: 1993

Authors: Margaret Wettlin, Harrison E. Salisbury

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A gripping account of Soviet life as experienced by an American who lived for 50 years on an absolutely equal basis with Russians. Packed with details of everyday life from giving birth in a Soviet hospital to living in a Moscow communal apartment. Forced to give up her American citizenship during Stalin's reign, Wettlin was coerced into becoming an informant for the KGB. She describes what Russia was like during and after World War II, her travels from the Baltic states to Siberia, Outer Mongolia, Leningrad, Uzbekistan and Georgia. Her mesmerizing book offers a background for understanding Soviet events that molded the Russian mind-from revolutionary enthusiasm to a complete repudiation of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/16/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 324
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Foreign correspondent par excellence, Harrison Salisbury reported on World War II, Russia under Joseph Stalin and Khrushchev, Vietnam during the war, China, and numerous other hot spots around the world. He also covered the U.S. civil rights movement in the 1960s and inaugurated the op-ed page of The New York Times, a paper he was associated with for much of his career. Born into an intellectual family in Minneapolis, Salisbury got an early start in his career. After graduating from high school two years early, he worked intermittently as a reporter for the Minneapolis Journal while attending the University of Minnesota. When he was expelled from the university because of his crusading…    

Antebellum
Into the Rabbit Hole
Finnish Interlude
Origins
Commitment
Autozavod
Mongolia
Back to Moscow
Enemies of the People
Chosen
Bellum
Fleeing Moscow
Nalchik
Tbilisi
Siberia
Chuvashia
Home Again
Postbellum
The Enemies Return
Darkening Days
Ivy
Contention
A Conclusion
Postscript