Staff Selections

Terry

Afgantsy
Roderic Braithwaite

A fine survey of the Soviet misadventure in Afghanistan by the last UK ambassador to the USSR. Impressionistic, with many anecdotes by those involved from Politburo members down to grunts on the ground. The only downside is that so many of his sources aren't available in English, which makes further reading difficult for  those (like me) who unlettered in Russian.