Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski

"Imperium" is a gripping account of the author's travels through the Soviet Union during the final years of its existence. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the complexities of power, the author delves into the lives of ordinary people and high-ranking officials alike, revealing the oppressive nature of the Soviet regime and the profound impact it had on the lives of its citizens. Through vivid descriptions and insightful observations, the book offers a compelling narrative that sheds light on the inner workings of a crumbling empire.

The 5180th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 114

Since this book was first published in 1993, there is a penalty of 30.4%. The age adjusted score is 79.34.

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