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The Resource Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe, Rory MacLean

Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe, Rory MacLean

Label
Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe
Title
Pravda ha ha
Title remainder
true travels to the end of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Rory MacLean
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In that euphoric year Rory MacLean travelled from Berlin to Moscow, exploring lands that were--for most Brits and Americans--part of the forgotten half of Europe. Thirty years on, MacLean traces his original journey backwards, across countries confronting old ghosts and new fears: from revanchist Russia, through Ukraine's bloodlands, into illiberal Hungary, and then Poland, Germany and the UK. Along the way he shoulders an AK-47 to go hunting with Moscow's chicken Tsar, plays video games in St Petersburg with a cyber-hacker who cracked the US election, drops by the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership in a non-existent nowhereland and meets the Warsaw doctor who tried to stop a march of 70,000 nationalists. Finally, on the shores of Lake Geneva, he waits patiently to chat with Mikhail Gorbachev. As Europe sleepwalks into a perilous new age, MacLean explores how opportunists--both within and outside of Russia, from Putin to Home Counties populists--have made a joke of truth, exploiting refugees and the dispossessed, and examines the veracity of historical narrative from reportage to fiction and fake news. He asks what happened to the optimism of 1989 and, in the shadow of Brexit, chronicles the collapse of the European dream"--Dust jacket flap
Cataloging source
YDX
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1954-
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MacLean, Rory
Dewey number
  • 914.704
  • 914.04561092
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DJK19
LC item number
.M33 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • MacLean, Rory
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia (Federation)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe, Rory MacLean
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RUSSIA. Under Moscow ; Over Russia ; Putin's pecker ; Russia, my Russia ; Terrible beauty ; Tell me another one ; Stranger in Moscow ; Beat it ; Tentacles ; Under the skin ; Lies lies lies ; Sunday in St. Petersburg ; Cold War 2.0 ; Party party (like it's 1969) ; Beauty and the beast ; Angels ; London road -- ESTONIA. Home ; Soviet secret barbecue society -- KALINGRAD. The others -- TRANSNISTRIA. Back in the USSR ; Fear is a habit -- UKRAINE. Theatre of bad dreams ; All that glitters -- HUNGARY. Not quite spring ; Altogether now ; Down and out in Buda and Kispet -- POLAND. Independence day ; Devil's domain ; Dementia -- GERMANY. Beyond the horizon ; Odysseys ; Wir sind das Volk -- SWITZERLAND. Waiting for Gorby -- BRITAIN. Jolly ol' England ; Fog in the channel
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9781408896532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1102477540
  • (OCoLC)1102477540
  • 2147632
  • 2147632
Label
Pravda ha ha : true travels to the end of Europe, Rory MacLean
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
RUSSIA. Under Moscow ; Over Russia ; Putin's pecker ; Russia, my Russia ; Terrible beauty ; Tell me another one ; Stranger in Moscow ; Beat it ; Tentacles ; Under the skin ; Lies lies lies ; Sunday in St. Petersburg ; Cold War 2.0 ; Party party (like it's 1969) ; Beauty and the beast ; Angels ; London road -- ESTONIA. Home ; Soviet secret barbecue society -- KALINGRAD. The others -- TRANSNISTRIA. Back in the USSR ; Fear is a habit -- UKRAINE. Theatre of bad dreams ; All that glitters -- HUNGARY. Not quite spring ; Altogether now ; Down and out in Buda and Kispet -- POLAND. Independence day ; Devil's domain ; Dementia -- GERMANY. Beyond the horizon ; Odysseys ; Wir sind das Volk -- SWITZERLAND. Waiting for Gorby -- BRITAIN. Jolly ol' England ; Fog in the channel
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 343 pages
Isbn
9781408896532
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1102477540
  • (OCoLC)1102477540
  • 2147632
  • 2147632

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