Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War (Kobo eBook)

Zinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan War By Svetlana Alexievich, Andrew Bromfield Cover Image
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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for work that stands as "a monument to suffering and courage in our time" (Swedish Academy).

Before the United States' invasion, a million Soviet troops fought a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed 50,000 casualties—and the youth and humanity of many tens of thousands more. The Soviet Union talked about a "peacekeeping" mission, while the dead were shipped back in zinc-lined coffins. In this new translation, Zinky Boys weaves together the candid and affecting testimony of the officers and grunts, doctors and nurses, mothers, sons, and daughters who describe the war and its lasting effects. A "masterpiece of reportage" (Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books) emerges of harrowing and unforgettable insight into war.

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9780393357035
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: February 21st, 2023