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Just after the iron curtain fell on Eastern Europe, John Steinbeck and acclaimed war photographer Robert Capa ventured into the Soviet Union to report for the New York Herald Tribune. This rare opportunity took the famous travellers not only to Moscow and Stalingrad - now Volgograd - but through the countryside of the Ukraine and the Caucasus. 

A Russian Journal is the distillation of their journey and remains a remarkable memoir and unique historical document. Steinbeck and Capa recorded the grim realities of factory workers, government clerks and peasants, as they emerged from the rubble of World War II. 

This is an intimate glimpse of two artists at the height of their powers, answering their need to document human struggle.

©1948 John Steinbeck, Susan Shillinglaw (P)2020 Penguin Audio
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Steinbeck read by Richard Poe!

A highly absorbing and self-reflective account from a great writer at a pivotal time and place in history, brought to life by the excellent reading of Richard Poe. A hugely informative impression of Soviet Russia immediately following WW2, that also manages to be deeply moving in places.

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enjoyable

listened over 2 days, kept me interested in the subject, reminded me of big brother and 1984 in parts. Good overall. I have enjoyed other titles by the author more.