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  • The Caucasus
    The Caucasus (English, Paperback) Thomas De Waal

    "Thomas de Waal has written one of the most vivid, clear-minded accounts of the history and current troubles of the lands between Russia and Turkey. The Caucasus defies easy explanation, and de Waal deftly untangles the webs of mystification and obfuscation that have so often marred our understanding of why this rich and beautiful region, a cradle of diverse civilizations, has failed so miserably...

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  • Great Catastrophe
    Great Catastrophe (English, Hardback) Thomas De Waal

    Drawing on archival sources, reportage and moving personal stories, de Waal tells the full story of Armenian-Turkish relations since the Genocide in all its extraordinary twists and turns. He strips away the propaganda to look both at the realities of a terrible historical crime and also the divisive 'politics of genocide' it produced.

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  • Black Garden
    Black Garden (English, Paperback) Thomas De Waal

    A complex and subtle portrait of a beautiful and fascinating region, blighted by historical prejudice and conflict

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  • The Caucasus
    The Caucasus (English, Hardback) Thomas De Waal

    In this fascinating book, noted journalist Thomas de Waal--author of the highly acclaimed Black Garden--makes the case that while the Caucasus is often treated as a sub-plot in the history of Russia, or as a mere gateway to Asia, the five-day war in Georgia, which flared into a major international crisis in 2008, proves that this is still a combustible region, whose inner dynamics and history...

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  • Black Garden
    Black Garden (English, Hardback) Thomas De Waal

    Part journalism, part history, this is an examination of how two former Soviet republics were brought into the conflict that led to the break-up of the Soviet Union.

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  • Chechnya
    Chechnya (English, Paperback) Carlotta Gall, Thomas De Waal

    The authors explain the contradictory images of the Chechen people - from gun-smuggling gangsters to savage but noble warriors fighting for justice - by placing the images in context and describing the history of the region.

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  • Chechnya
    Chechnya (English, Hardback) Carlotta Gall, Thomas De Waal

    Recounts the story of the Chechens' struggle for independence and the Kremlin politics that precipitated it. The authors, both reporters on the scene during the war, trace the history of the conflict but focus on the military and political events of the war itself. They conclude with a discussion o

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  • Great Catastrophe
    Great Catastrophe (English, CD-Audio) Senior Associate Thomas De Waal

    The destruction of the Armenians of the Ottoman Empire in 1915-16 was the greatest atrocity of World War I. Around one million Armenians were killed, and the survivors were scattered across the world. Although it is now a century old, the issue of what most of the world calls the Armenian Genocide of 1915 is still a live and divisive issue that mobilizes Armenians across the world, shapes the...

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  • Black Garden
    Black Garden (English, Paperback) Thomas De Waal

    The definitive study of how Armenia and Azerbaijan got sucked into a conflict that helped bring them to independence and an end to the Soviet Union

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