A fantastic account of the vicious but little-known war between Armenia and Azerbaijan that brought down the Soviet Union and showed how friendly neighbourly relations can almost overnight turn into genocidal aggression. The conflict continues to this day. The story had all the more impact as I read this while visiting the actual locations during my trip across the Caucasus in the summer, including a visit to the abandoned city of Aghdam near the front line.
Just a note - as I soon found out, this does not make suitable reading on the metro in Azerbaijan. The cover photo shows an Armenian fighter surrounded by dead Azeris!...Continua