Amazing look into the Russian experience in Afghan. Very relevant for US.
Would have been good to read and learn from this in 2001
This was a compelling read, Mr. Borovik's recount of the Soviet Afghanistan invasion through the experiences shared on the field with fellow soldiers and interviews with military... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Parker Jennings
Artyom Borovik was the Russian version of Geraldo Rivera, a journalist who wasn't afraid to bring the public at large the real news, but unfortunately couldn't keep himself out of... Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Mike H
Having spent more than a couple of years fighting in Afghanistan, this book is a must read. Some of the problems that the US is having were mirrored by the Soviets during their... Read morePublished on March 19, 2012 by reaper
I'm only half-way through this book and can already confidently give it a 5-star rating. Written by a Russian reporter who was at the time only 25-30 years old, it is a moving... Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Stevie D.
This is a fascinating book, as much a document of the social upheaval of the Soviet Union in the 80s as a narrative about the Soviet Afghan War. Read morePublished on June 8, 2011 by Stephen B. Mumford
The Hidden War gives all the clues we could have wanted to have avoided costly mistakes in Afghanistan. It's rugged country where mechanized forces operate at forbidding costs. Read morePublished on April 20, 2011 by Citizen John
As a Vietnam combat veteran I found Artyom Borovik's book, THE HIDDEN WAR, to ring so clear, true and familiar that I didn't mind the puzzle-like story pieces that made up this... Read morePublished on November 19, 2010 by Writetrak
If you are looking for a historical account of the Soviet war in Afghanistan, this is not it. This book was written by a Soviet journalist and recounts many of the experiences of... Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by Amazon Customer