Get Real Non-Fiction Reading Group: Between Two Fires : Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia by Joshua Yaffa.

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Get Real Non-Fiction Bookgroup

Love true stories? Join the Get Real Nonfiction Book Group. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00 PM in the HCH Community Room. Every month we feature a "ripped from the headlines" topic to read and discuss.  


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Please join us on May 10th at 1:00 for a discussion of Between Two Fires:Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia by Joshua Yaffa. In this book the author helps us to understand what it's actually like to live and work  in Russia, told through gripping and disturbing stories of life under the oppressive regime of Vladimir Putin.

To tell the story Between Two Fires chronicles the lives of individual citizens who understand their dreams are only realized through varying degrees of cooperation with the Russian government. The author illustrates how citizens shape their lives around the demands of a volatile, corrupt, repressive state in order to reach their goals. From this perspective Yaffa offers urgent lessons about the true nature of modern authoritarianism.

Joshua Yaffa is a correspondent for The New Yorker in Moscow. Between Two Fires was one of NPR's best books of 2020 and winner of the Orwell Prize,and New York Times Editor's Choice.

There is no required registration for this event and we welcome new readers to our discussions. Books are available at The Henry Carter Hull Library or by contacting Virtual options are available, please contact to be emailed the link to attend virtually. 


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