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Written by Vladislav TamarovAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Vladislav Tamarov

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
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  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • On Sale: October 30, 2001
  • Price: $19.99
  • ISBN: 978-1-58008-416-1 (1-58008-416-8)
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Drafted into the Soviet Army in April 1984 and sent at the age of 19 to serve in Afghanistan as a minesweeper, Vladislav Tamarov turned in secret to the pen and the camera to chronicle his 621 days of war. Photographs depicting the haunted faces of both soldiers and civilians, the country's rugged yet beautiful mountain terrain, and the banality of daily life between missions are interspersed with Tamarov's unsentimental but passionate prose, in which he reveals his growing disorientation and assails his government's folly for engaging in a campaign that has been widely dubbed "the Soviet Vietnam."