A Dirty War
by Anna Politkovskaya
A Dirty War is about the way the Russians conquered Chechnya in 1999-2000. It’s a really powerful account written in the immediate aftermath of the events, bringing to life the brutal mistreatment of Chechens and the destruction of Grozny by Russian forces. Politkovskaya was a very brave woman to write the book at the time and deserves a great deal of respect for what she did.