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Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya - Jagielski

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Towers of Stone

The Battle of Wills in Chechnya

By Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Soren A. Gauger

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a hero to some, a dangerous warlord to others; and Aslan Maskhadov, a calculating and sober politician, who is viewed as a providential savior by some of his compatriots and a cowardly opportunist by the rest. Caught up in a war to which they owe everything and without which they could not live, the two fighters face enemy forces—and one another—in protean conflicts that prove hard to quell. Viewing the two men’s personal story as a microcosm of the conflict threatening to devour a land and its peoples, Jagielski distills the bitter history of the region with forceful clarity.

Publishing House: Seven Stories Press, 2009
SoftCover book measuring 5.75" x 8.75"
336 pages
English Language Version

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