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Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PMBy Oliver Bullough

Two centuries ago, the Russians pushed out of the cold north towards the Caucasus Mountains, the range that blocked their access to Georgia, Turkey, Persia and India The Caucasus had to be conquered and, for the highlanders, life would never be the same again This title features author s journeys who intended to hear the stories of the conquest.
  • Title: Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus
  • Author: Oliver Bullough
  • ISBN: 9781846141416
  • Page: 276
  • Format: Hardcover

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Danusha Goska Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
In the afternoon of April 15, 2013, I was listening to the radio An announcer interrupted the broadcast to report that there had been a blast at the Boston Marathon He was careful not to attribute the bombing to any one group because we are all afraid of appearing to stereotype one group as terrorists Indeed, he insisted, the Boston blast might have been caused by a ruptured gas pipe After Chechen refugees Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev were identified as the Boston Marathon bombers, one of my s [...]
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Kiwiflora Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
After reading the novel A Constellation of Vital Phenomena a month or so ago, which is about the wars Russia brutally and relentlessly waged against the people of Chechnya, I realised how little, in fact nothing, that I knew about this region Sitting here in the southernmost regions of the world, on an island surrounded by water I have no comprehension at all of being surrounded by other countries nations states The closest I get to all that is my neighbours I felt after reading that novel, in l [...]
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Scottnshana Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
It used to be, back in the day, that we learned about exotic lands from intrepid travelers who rolled through them and took notes I ve read a ton of books by guys sitting in comfortable university libraries and I include myself in this number about Chechnya it s journalists like Oliver Bullough and Thomas Goltz who actually go into these former Soviet badlands that are giving us the straight poop on what s going on there today You ll never hear me defending the two Chechens who attacked the Bost [...]
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Xavier Quintana Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
I first saw this book in a hostel in Tbilisi, and after skimming through it I decided to pick it up once I got home First of all, I would recommend you will enjoy this book a lot if you have prior interest in Russian Soviet history and the Caucasus Otherwise, things may be a bit difficult to follow.That being said, Let Our Fame Be Great is an expertly researched, compelling chronicle of the struggles of a people that has so often been written off as a side show from events reaching from the Cri [...]
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Hugh Miller Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Oliver Bullough takes you with him on his trip through history and geography of Chechnya The word trip is an understatement, however calling it an adventure would be an affront to the Caucasus Mountain people Chechens, Circassians, and Turks have lived under the heavy yoke of Russia without a proper recount of their plight Small independent documentaries, news clippings, and little word of mouth has revealed little about this mysterious final region of tribal Caucasian people It is a wonder stor [...]
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Merna Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
If everyone were to read this book, the genocides of the Caucasus would ve been recognised since its publication The book covers the genocides that happened in the Caucasus with focus on the wars in Chechnya makes sense, since they are recent and the author was alive and a reporter then and written scripts of interviews with the peoples living in diaspora Very convenient to those who are not of Caucasian people of the Caucasus decent, as they get to know about the history and nature of the are [...]
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Paulo Jan Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Bullough deserved a Nobel Prize for his book a complete masterpiece describing the genocides perpetrated by Russian empire and its isuccessors n the North Caucasus The account is so gripping because of the level of detailsA book that makes us think , reflect , remember and feel what our world needs the most compassion It doesn t mean pity , but being able to get involved with a history that is also ours , and from every living person.
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Yasmin Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Balanced historical and contemporaneous account of the continuing struggles of the peoples of The Caucasus Generously peppered with personal accounts too Worth while read into the experiences of these oft forgotten peoples.
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Helen Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
This 2010 book by a British journalist attempts to bring some balance to a subject that most would summarily dismiss The issue of Chechens, and other groups of Muslims native to the Caucasus Since the book was written, the Chechens have become indelibly linked to the Boston Marathon bombing over, the current wave of ISIS inspired killings has increased the horror with which the jihadis are regarded And so, it is an effort to consider the story of these people outside the context of the horrors t [...]
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Chris Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Before picking up this book I must admit I had very little awareness of this region My only real memory is in relation to the Chechen people via the brief snapshots of news that have stuck in my mind Bullough is obviously well travelled his knowledge is deep and the accounts of the displaced peoples are very intimate The horrors these people suffered are told in a part history part travelogue manner that is easy to read There is obviously only one side of events on display here, but when the sto [...]
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Gary Brecht Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
This book purports to be not simply a history but a travelogue as well I believe it succeeds as both If you seek objectivity in your historical literature you will not find it here Mr Bullough is outspoken in his criticism of Russian intrusion into the Caucasus His one on one interviews with a wide variety of descendants of the mountain tribes of the Caucasus lends an authenticity to the story he tells.For me, this was an eye opening account of a region about which I knew little Now I have a gre [...]
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Geoff Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
It s amazing to pick up a book from a random stack and find it so intriguing This is one It s all about the Caucasus s Mountains, with the ever constant battle between Russia and Islam There is where holocausts got started The story of slave trade of white children to the Turks, and the constant battle in Chechena Shamil as a hero and a folk hero, and a Russian dignitary The subtitle is the Journey among the defiant people of the Caucuses, and the author makes it real I just loved this, but it w [...]
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Paulo Jan Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Bullough deserved a Nobel Prize for his book a complete masterpiece describing the genocides perpetrated by Russian empire and its successors n the North Caucasus The account is so gripping because of the level of detailsA book that make us think , reflect , remember and feel what our world needs the most compassion It doesn t mean pity , but being able to get involved with a history that is also ours , and from every living person.
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Niklas Braun Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
One of the best travel documentaries history narratives I ve ever read It really sheds light on a criminally underreported region, set of conflicts, and group of people who have endured countless trials and suffering under Russian hands.
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Edmund Bloxam Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
A very complete and rare glimpse at a corner of the world rarely talked about, that is because the peoples stories of the continued oppression of the Russian state and the deliberate destruction of individual culture in order to ingratiate into the whole is so complete In fact, if anything, this tragedy becomes repetitive, so ruthless the Russian state is portrayed here Also here is detailed the strategies of scorch the earth and double dip that the Russians used in Chechnya to terrorise the loc [...]
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D Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Wonderfully researched There s a lot of history within these pages, so definitely one I would read again as I feel I would find to absorb.
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Carolinemawer Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Amazing book Should be required reading For everyone But especially all those politicians American, European but definitely the Russians It s not just about the Caucasus, since the filthy practice of ethnic cleansing isn t restricted to that part of the world I knew lots of bad things about the Russian brand of colonialism it s almost as bad as the British But the contents of this book I didn t know all this.I was living in Tomsk when the 1994 Chechen war started Tomsk was one of the places Stal [...]
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John Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Pretty grim all in all But what did I expect from autocratic brutal bullying Russia and small backward mountain peoples of the Caucasus mountains Genocide, massacres, deportations, invasions, divide and rule Most useful in challenging the ignorance and indifference to this tale are still ongoing in Russia today Pros and cons I think the most well written parts were about the Circassians exodus which was the first part, travels and heartbreaking stories about a little known dispossession expect t [...]
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Kaiser_matias Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
This book looks at some of the peoples from the North Caucasus who have been victims to Russian rule over the past 150 years In turn Bullough looks at the Circassians, the Mountain Turks Balkars , and the Chechens, going over the history of the peoples under Russian rule up until the present Mainly conducted through interviews with the respective peoples, Bullough shows how each group has fallen victim to the Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and modern Russia, respectively It makes for a harrowing [...]
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Ajk Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Some of the history is a bit wobbly perhaps I just feel that way because I REALLY FREAKING LIKE HISTORY, but Bullough s journalist eye is fantastic and makes this book really worth reading Especially when he talks about Chechens.It s a great journalistic account, if humurously British at times can be hindered by its sources But the writing is fantastic It s a bit bit lighter than The Angel of Grozny, but still a peg below Highlanders in my favorite books on the Caucasus But it s a very small peg [...]
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Filip Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
The book starts rather innocuously with the story of the Circassians from the first half of the 20th century Whilst this is certainly a dramatic story, it is sometimes tiresome that the author veers between great historic sweeps and minute detail of specific events But this style really works for the second part of this book, which concentrates on the Chechen wars in the 1990 s The personal involvement of the author paints a vivid picture of the conflict and the atrocities committed Strongly rec [...]
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Jacqueline Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
while I loved this book and found it very informative, I wouldn t recommend it to a reader who doesn t have an interest in this area of the world Oliver Bullough truly devolves into the history of the Caucasus region and explains from the beginning the animosity between Russia and the people of the Caucasus Its hard not to sympathize with the Chechens, Caucasians, and Ingush just to name a few groups of people after living through the trauma and horrors of Russian occupations and imperialism.
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Erik Cote Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
First of all, the research that undoubtedly went into this book is incredibled thats an understatement Caucasus Conjures up thoughts and images of the unknown Complex book that explains one of the if not the most geopolitically complex areas of our planet Sublime, have a difficult time articulating my true thoughtsad it about a year ago and this is my 1st review, if one can call this a review Sorry, I ll improve
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Heather G Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
SadEngrossing and tragic, this book puts a whole new perspective on the struggles of the Muslims in Chechnya and other mountain regions that battle Russia Terrorism and involving civilians is never acceptable, but neither is the actions of larger countries, as the author does a very good job of pointing out in this fascinating book which combines current events and history flawlessly.
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Mark Staniforth Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Just enthralling an exhaustively researched, fast paced history of one of the most lawless and compelling places on earth Packed full of stories left forgotten for far too long Obviously, Chechnya takes up a sizeable chunk But perhaps the most poignant reminder is of the Circassian genocide, which took place 150 years ago next year coincidentally, the same year Sochi hosts the Winter Olympics A truly important book.
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Frank Roberts Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
I was looking for a travel book, with interesting people and places for this interesting part of the world I got a history book, recounting the brutal and tragic history of the Caucasus peoples After a while it was just a non stop depressing litany.
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Stevie Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Quite simply one of the best books I have ever read Raw, exciting, passionate, well written, engaging, witty, just an outstanding read Part history, part travel and part current affairs this book just sweeps you along What a stunning debut cannot wait to read Oliver Bullough s next book.
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Nihal Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
I was mostly intrerested in the first part, talking about circassians I liked the trips descriptions and interviews, plus some history and social parts I was not interested at all with the stories of Russian writers who passed by this region.All in all, it s worth it.
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Tom Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
A powerful story of a tragic set of peoples
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Michael Sep 26, 2020 - 14:10 PM
Perfect balance of narrative history and first person encounters with the people and places of the Caucasus One of my all time faves Highly recommend
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Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus By Oliver Bullough Two centuries ago, the Russians pushed out of the cold north towards the Caucasus Mountains, the range that blocked their access to Georgia, Turkey, Persia and India The Caucasus had to be conquered and, for the highlanders, life would never be the same again This title features author s journeys who intended to hear the stories of the conquest.

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