Travels Through the Twentieth Century
Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780307280572, 878pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2008
Frank Westerman lived and worked in Moscow from 1997 to 2002 as correspondent for the leading Dutch "NRC Handelsblad "newspaper. Westerman is the author of seven books, including "Ararat".
“Superb. . . . Mr. Mak is a skilled distiller of archival evidence, but his firsthand witnesses deliver us even more harrowingly into the past.”—The New York Sun“An original, fresh and first-hand documented essay of recent European history. It's an ideal reading for anyone doing 'le grand tour' across the Old Continent.”—The Washington Post“Dazzling, imaginative and mesmerizing.”—The Tucson Citizen “Subtle. . . It is a testament to Mak's warmth and skill as a writer that even in a chronicle of unrelenting barbarity he has portrayed a humanity worth saving.”—Time