Publisher's Weekly

Vibrates with echoes of a Russian adage that a pessimist is a well-informed optimist. Curious, sensitive, a touch idealistic yet pragmatic, Nagorski interpreted his role in the U.S.S.R. as having a moral dimension beyond professional responsibilitiesinteresting and instructive.

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.