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Nagorski differed from most of his colleagues in his ability to speak Russian, his eagerness to travel outside the major cities, and his willingness to meet all sorts of Soviet citizens: academics to dissidents to black marketeers. He also was the first American reporter expelled by the Kremlin since 1977. An extremely readable and personal account of one journalist's struggles with a markedly different tradition. Recommended for young adults as well as adult general readers.

Reluctant Farewell

An American Reporter's Candid Look Inside the Soviet Union

A Newsweek correspondent who was expelled in 1982 after just 14 months in Moscow, Nagorski traveled around the country looking for news rather than relying on official sources.