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Author Thubron's Book Reviews

Among the Russians
The true story of Colin Thubron's journey through the Soviet Union during the Breshnev era. He visited various parts of the country, including St. Petersburg, the Baltic States, Georgia and Armenia. He describes dealings with suspicious bureaucrats who didn't know what to make of a westerner travelling alone by car, meetings with dissenters, visits to museums and famous places, and the terror of being under surveillance by the KGB, all with good humour a...
The Lost Heart of Asia
The true story of Colin Thubron's journey through the former USSR Central Asian states (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan) in the early 1990's. Thubron interviewed people about the what it was like to live in these countries, before and after independence, and visited famous historical places (Bukara, Samarkand). Full of descriptions of people and places, history and and speculation about the future of these countries. ...