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The Resource Georgia diary : a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus, Thomas Goltz

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

Label
Georgia diary : a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus
Title
Georgia diary
Title remainder
a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus
Statement of responsibility
Thomas Goltz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 former Soviet Union. Featuring memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low, it traces the story from 1992 through the 'Rose Revolution,' the resignation of Eduard Shevardnadze, and the new presidency of U.S.-educated Mikheil Saakashvili."--book jacket
  • "The author of the acclaimed Azerbaijan Diary and Chechnya Diary now recounts his experiences in the strife-ridden Republic of Georgia and his return to Georgia during the 2008 war with Russia. 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 wars, and the spillover of the war in neighboring Chechnya. Journalist Goltz traces these developments with the same kind of vivid, personal narrative that made his previous books so compelling. This fast-paced, first-person account is filled with memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low. It traces the story from 1992 through to the present. This expanded edition features a new epilogue based on the author's experiences in Georgia during the August 2008 war."--Publisher's website
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Goltz, Thomas
Dewey number
947.5808/6
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK678
LC item number
.G658 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Post-communism
  • Goltz, Thomas
  • Georgia (Republic)
Label
Georgia diary : a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus, Thomas Goltz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
63187439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 262 pages 15 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780765617101
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765617101
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Georgia diary : a chronicle of war and political chaos in the post-Soviet Caucasus, Thomas Goltz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-252) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
63187439
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxi, 262 pages 15 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780765617101
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006002284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780765617101
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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