Siberian Odyssey by Frederick Kempe
A Voyage Into the Russian Soul

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An account of an expedition down Siberia's Ob River describes the lives of coal miners, oilmen, tribesmen, politicians, black market traders, and others. By the author of Divorcing the Dictator. 17,500 first printing.
 

About Frederick Kempe

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Kempe is editor and associate publisher of The Wall Street Journal Europe and the founding editor of Central European Economic Review.
 
Published July 17, 1992 by Putnam Adult. 317 pages
Genres: Travel. Non-fiction

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A venture down the Ob River and into the heart of Siberia by Wall Street Journal Berlin bureau chief Kempe, who offers telling vignettes of a region now in flux but once as notorious for its climate as for its infamous history.

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Wall Street Journal correspondent Kempe ( Divorcing the Dictator: America's Bungled Affair with Manuel Noriega ) has seen things no American heretofore has, but that's only part of the hold of this superb journal of a five-week summer trip through Siberia just before the abortive Moscow coup.

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Kempe's itinerary included oil fields and bomb factories, prisons and steel mills, jazz clubs and drunk tanks (including one charmingly dubbed "Medical Sobering-Up Place 5"), aboriginal villages and KGB prisons, a community of Volga Germans who were banished to Siberia by Stalin during World War ...

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