18 December 2008

Book Review: Oldugu Gibi

This very nice book is memoirs of Turkish Journalist Zekeriya Sertel during his exile in USSR.
The book contains his impressions,evaluations,remarks and comments on various sides of life in USSR. I found this book even more useful then Soviet Century.
The book contains observations of pressure on people, bad effects of Stain era, Kolhoz system, Khruschev era, Family life and women, economy...everything.
If you are interested in a brief book on how people lived their lives during USSR , this is the book.
See Sertel Vakfi web page for more info on Sertel family.
His wife Sahiba Sertel and their daughter Yildiz Sertel were/are also good journalists/writers.

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