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LAWRENCE SCOTT SHEETS reported for National Public Radio for seven years and was NPR’s Moscow bureau chief from 2001-2005, covering the entire former USSR. He was Caucasus region bureau chief for Reuters from 1992-2000 and a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University from 2000-2001. He also worked for NBC News in Moscow during 1992 and his work has been published in the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times, and heard on the BBC World Service, Public Radio International, and other news outlets. Sheets is currently South Caucasus Project Director of the International Crisis Group, focusing on Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia.




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Eight Pieces of Empire
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $16.00

A two-decade journey, panoramic in scope yet intimate in detail, through the hopes, sorrows, and conflagrations of an unraveled empire and the people living in it.

Not with a bang, but with a quiet, ten-minute address on Christmas Day 1991: this is how the Soviet Union met its end. Lawrence Scott Sheets... Read more >
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Eight Pieces of Empire
A 20-Year Journey Through the Soviet Collapse
Written by Lawrence Scott Sheets


Format: eBook, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $11.99

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