Very Good. Hardcover w / dustjacket. Very good condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. DJ is Very Good; light edgewear, very light rubbing. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1987. Hardcover w / dustjacket.
New York. 1987. George Braziller. 1st American Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. Selections From PRAVDA. Translated byy Neilian & Angus Roxburgh. 285 pages. hardcover. ISBN: 0807611867. inventory # 31858. FROM THE PUBLISHER-This important book provides a fascinating look at the history and inner workings of arguably the most influential newspaper in the world. Founded in opposition to the establishment by the Bolsheviks in 1912, Pravda—the name means truth-is now the official organ of the Soviet Communist Party, with as many as thirty-nine million readers. Relying on both Russian printed sources and interviews with Pravda correspondents in Moscow and London, the author discusses the paper's history and how it is planned and produced, profiles its readership, and examines how effective it is in shaping the ‘new Soviet man. ' The main body of the book consists of extracts from Pravda never before translated, from recent issues of the paper. The topics include, among others, the Solidarity movement in Poland, the Soviet presence in Afghanistan, crime, the economy, the black market, and the official response to the nuclear disaster at Chernobyl. Finally, the book traces the style of the paper under Soviet leaders from Lenin, Stalin, and Kruschev to Mikhail Gorbachov and his call for ‘glasnost', more openness. Combining an historical perspective and a lively sense of immediacy, Pravda affords an unusual window on Soviet life and a view of the Soviet perception of both international and domestic affairs..
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