The Resource The red wake : a hybrid of travel, history and journalism, Kurt Johnson

The red wake : a hybrid of travel, history and journalism, Kurt Johnson

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The red wake : a hybrid of travel, history and journalism
Title
The red wake
Title remainder
a hybrid of travel, history and journalism
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Johnson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Kurt has long been captivated by 'the communists' from his immigrant grandparents' past, transfixed by stories of the Soviet Union, the place where history happened. In the West, the Soviet universe has long been consigned to the dustbin of history, no longer relevant to a world where the Golden Arches have supplanted the Hammer and Sickle. But what about those still living in the shadow of the USSR? The language and symbols of the Soviet Union have become a nostalgic brand, but after travels to the Balkans, Romania and Bulgaria, Kurt begins to suspect that for some they have retained their former sanctity. He quickly realises he must journey from these outlying countries and visit socialism's giant red heart. Spurred on by a growing obsession to find what remains of this old Red World, Kurt visits the far reaches of the former USSR. From frozen corners of Kyrgyzstan still rocked by ethnic riots, to the ex-KGB headquarters in Moscow; from a rocket launch on the Kazakh Steppe, to an unrecognised gangster state in Moldova; through the irradiated ruins of Chernobyl, to a gulag in Siberia. Staying one step ahead of the secret police, Kurt meets the people cast adrift by the collapse of the Soviet system, and the disappearance of the only world they knew. Far from lying dormant, he discovers the legacy of the Soviet Union is alive, its history shaped to serve the political ends of the Kremlin in this new Cold War"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
AU@
Dewey number
909.83
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
The red wake : a hybrid of travel, history and journalism, Kurt Johnson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946610339
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
340 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780857987068
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour), map (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)946610339

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