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All Lara's Wars by Wojciech Jagielski

All Lara's Wars

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All Lara's Wars by Wojciech Jagielski
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Nov 17, 2020 | ISBN 9781644210161

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All Lara’s Wars is an epic but intimate journey through the wreckage caused by the end of the Soviet Union in the Caucasus, taking us all the way from a small village in Georgia to war in Chechnya to the inferno of the Syrian conflict. At its center is a memorable portrait of Lara, a Caucasian Mother Courage, who loses her beloved menfolk in a chain of wars. Along the way we see how idealism was lost  and nationalist struggles morphed into violent radical Islam. Wojciech Jagielski has researched and written a very original and powerful book.” —Thomas de Waal, Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe, author of The Caucasus: An Introduction

All Lara’s Wars is narrative nonfiction at its best. Gripping, moving, informative and ultimately heart-breaking, it stayed on my mind even after I laid it aside for the day, and it’s still on my mind now and will be for a long time. I’ve read several of Jagielski’s previous books, admiring them all. But this one seems to me the finest, just as he seems the finest of the many first-rate Polish literary journalists. This volume has been beautifully translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones.” —Steve Yarbrough, author of The Unmade World

“Wojciech Jagielski has a well-deserved reputation as a serious and sensitive writer who cares deeply about people, history and the truth. He does not shy away from the messy and often painful reality, but translates it into limpid, elegant prose. All Lara’s Wars is a powerful, moving, disturbing and important work of both literature and reporting.” —Jason Burke, author of The 9/11 Wars

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