Ryszard Kapuscinski

Published: 7 February 2019
Paperback, B Format
ISBN: 9781783785254

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Published: 3 September 2007
Paperback, B Format
129x198mm, 352 pages
ISBN: 9781862079601

Translated from the Polish by Klara Glowczewska


Imperium is a classic of reportage and a literary masterwork by one of the great writers and witnesses of the twentieth century. It is the story of an empire: the constellation of states that was submerged under a single identity for most of the century-the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. From the entrance of Soviet troops into his hometown in Poland in 1939, to just before the Berlin Wall came down, as the USSR convulsed and died, Kapuscinski travelled thousands of miles and talked to hundreds of ordinary Soviet people about their extraordinary lives and the terror from which they were emerging.

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