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The Resource Boys in zinc, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

Boys in zinc, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Andrew Bromfield

Label
Boys in zinc
Title
Boys in zinc
Statement of responsibility
Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
From 1979 to 1989 Soviet troops engaged in a devastating war in Afghanistan that claimed thousands of casualties on both sides. While the Soviet Union talked about a 'peace-keeping' mission, the dead were shipped back in sealed zinc coffins. Boys in Zinc presents the honest testimonies of soldiers, doctors and nurses, mothers, wives and siblings who describe the lasting effects of war. Weaving together their stories, Svetlana Alexievich shows us the truth of the Soviet-Afghan conflict: the killing and the beauty of small everyday moments, the shame of returned veterans, the worries of all those left behind. When it was first published in the USSR in 1991, Boys in Zinc sparked huge controversy for its unflinching, harrowing insight into the realities of war
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLE
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1948-
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Aleksievich, Svetlana
Dewey number
947.084
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Russian
Literary form
non fiction
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Bromfield, Andrew
Series statement
Penguin modern classics
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  • Soldiers
  • Afghanistan
  • Afghanistan
Target audience
adult
Label
Boys in zinc, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060462269
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780241264119
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978254329
Label
Boys in zinc, Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Andrew Bromfield
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060462269
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9780241264119
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)978254329

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