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  • Shah of Shahsby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...

  • The Shadow of the Sunby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2001; US$ 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 violent, events that followed... more...

  • Another Day of Lifeby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

    In 1975, Angola was tumbling into pandemonium; everyone who could was packing crates, desperate to abandon the beleaguered colony. With his trademark bravura, Ryszard Kapuscinski went the other way, begging his was from Lisbon and comfort to Luanda?once famed as Africa's Rio de Janeiro?and chaos. Angola, a slave colony later given over to mining and... more...

  • The Shadow of the Sunby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00

    A moving portrait of Africa from Poland's most celebrated foreign correspondent - a masterpiece from a modern master. Famous for being in the wrong places at just the right times, Ryszard Kapuscinski arrived in Africa in 1957, at the beginning of the end of colonial rule - the "sometimes dramatic and painful, sometimes enjoyable and jubilant" rebirth... more...

  • Travels with Herodotusby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; Not Available

    Travels with Herodotus records how Kapuscinski set out on his first forays ? to India, China and Africa ? with the great Greek historian constantly in his pocket. He sees Louis Armstrong in Khartoum, visits Dar-es-Salaam, arrives in Algiers in time for a coup when nothing seems to happen (but he sees the Mediterranean for the first time). At every... more...

  • Imperiumby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00

    Ryszard Kapuscinski's last book, The Soccer War -a revelation of the contemporary experience of war -- prompted John le Carre to call the author "the conjurer extraordinary of modern reportage." Now, in Imperium, Kapuscinski gives us a work of equal emotional force and evocative power: a personal, brilliantly detailed exploration of the almost unfathomably... more...

  • The Soccer Warby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Part diary and part reportage, The Soccer War is a remarkable chronicle of war in the late twentieth century. Between 1958 and 1980, working primarily for the Polish Press Agency, Kapuscinski covered twenty-seven revolutions and coups in Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East. Here, with characteristic cogency and emotional immediacy, he recounts... more...

  • Travels with Herodotusby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 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 Czechoslovakia. Instead, he... more...

  • Lost White Tribesby Riccardo Orizio; Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.12

    Over three hundred years ago the first European colonialists set foot in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to found permanent outposts of the great empires. This epic migration continued until after World War II when these tropical outposts became independent black nations, and the white colonials were forced, or chose, to return home. Some of these... more...

  • Shah of Shahsby Ryszard Kapuscinski; Christopher de Bellaigue

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    Shah of Shahs depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compelling meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of the Iranian people, sees himself as the father of a nation, who can turn a backward country into a great power... more...