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Ryszard Kapuscinski
Ryszard Kapuscinski

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  • About this Author
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Ryszard Kapuscinski, Poland’s most celebrated foreign correspondent, was born in 1932 in Pinsk (in what is now Belarus) and spent four decades reporting on Asia, Latin America, and Africa. He is also the author of Imperium, Another Day of Life, and The Soccer War. His books have been translated into twenty-eight languages. Kapuscinski died in 2007.

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Another Day of Life

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2001
Price: $15.00

Translated from the Polish by William R. Brand and Katarzyna Mroczkowska-Brand

Ryszard Kapuscinski is widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's preeminent journalists, demonstrating an almost mystical ability to discover the odd or overlooked and incorporating these sometimes surreal details into narratives that go beyond mere reportage and enter the realm... Read more >
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Another Day of Life

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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The Emperor

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 13, 1989
Price: $14.95

Haile Selassie reigned as Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 until he was overthrown by the army in 1974.  Based on interviews with Selassie's servants and closest associates, this is Kapuscinski's fascinating account of Selassie, his Byzantine court, and his eventual downfall.  Perhaps one of the greatest anatomies of power and its delusions ever... Read more >

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Imperium

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 1995
Price: $16.00

"One of the great journalists of our time" (The Los Angeles Times), Kapuscinski offers in Imperium an intensely personal, detailed exploration of the empire that was the Soviet Union. He begins with his own childhood memories of the postwar Soviet occupation of Pinsk, in what was then Poland's eastern frontier, and... Read more >
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Imperium

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $11.99

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The Shadow of the Sun

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $16.00

In 1957, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa to witness the beginning of the end of colonial rule as the first African correspondent of Poland's state newspaper. From the early days of independence in Ghana to the ongoing ethnic genocide in Rwanda, Kapuscinski has crisscrossed vast distances pursuing the swift, and often... Read more >
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The Shadow of the Sun

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 5, 2001
Price: $11.99

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Shah of Shahs

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $15.00

With the same narrative power that dissected the rule of Haile Selassie in The Emperor, Kapuscinski turns his attention to Iran, combining reportage with reflection to deliver what is at once a compelling account of the fall of the Shah in 1979 and a timeless portrait of the terror state and... Read more >
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Shah of Shahs

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 6, 2014
Price: $9.99

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The Soccer War

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $15.95

The Soccer War is Kapuscinski's extraordinary chronicle of war in the late twentieth century.  Between 1958 and 1980, working for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  The Soccer War is part diary and part reportage, a cogent and emotionally immediate recounting... Read more >
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The Soccer War

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $10.99

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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.00

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad – perhaps to... Read more >
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2009
Price: $11.99

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