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By John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw, Robert Capa

ISBN-10: 1440657505

ISBN-13: 9781440657504

EISBN-13: 978-1-440-65750-4

Steinbeck and Capa's account in their trip via chilly warfare Russia is a vintage piece of reportage and go back and forth writing.

Just after the Iron Curtain fell on japanese Europe, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer John Steinbeck and acclaimed battle photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to file for the New York usher in Tribune. This infrequent chance took the recognized tourists not just to Moscow and Stalingrad – now Volgograd – yet in the course of the geographical region of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. Hailed through the recent York instances as "superb" whilst it first seemed in 1948, A Russian Journal is the distillation in their trip and continues to be a amazing memoir and certain ancient document.

What they observed and movingly recorded in phrases and on movie was once what Steinbeck known as "the nice different facet there ... the personal lifetime of the Russian people." in contrast to different Western reporting approximately Russia on the time, A Russian Journal is freed from ideological obsessions. quite, Steinbeck and Capa recorded the bleak realities of manufacturing unit employees, govt clerks, and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of global struggle II—represented right here in Capa's stirring pictures along Steinbeck's masterful prose. via all of it, we're given intimate glimpses of 2 artists on the peak in their powers, answering their have to record human fight. This version gains an advent by means of Steinbeck student Susan Shillinglaw.

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