Books by Ryszard Kapuscinski

TRAVELS WITH HERODOTUS by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Released: June 11, 2007

"Author and subject, student and mentor, are perfectly matched. Illuminating reading for any aspiring journalist or travel writer, for any traveler, for any citizen of the world."
Famed Polish writer and traveler Kapuscinski (The Shadow of the Sun, 2001, etc.), who died in January 2007, pays honor to antiquity's "Father of History." Read full book review >
THE SHADOW OF THE SUN by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Released: April 24, 2001

"A book of many wonders, of unfathomable sadness, of intense quiet and quick violence, of greed and grandeur, of illuminations blindingly bright."
A wrenching, poignant portrait of Africa and Africans by a Polish journalist who first visited the continent in 1957. Read full book review >
IMPERIUM by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Released: Sept. 21, 1994

"Sensitive and searching. (First serial to the New Yorker)"
A Polish journalist (The Soccer War, 1991, etc.) who has written extensively on the Third World turns a discriminating eye on the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, showing once again that Russia is ``a country utterly without precedent.'' The book is based partly on his boyhood experiences of the Soviet invasion of Poland in 1939, partly on his travels (particularly in the period of decline and disintegration, 198991), and partly on his reflections. Read full book review >
THE SOCCER WAR by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Released: April 16, 1991

"Exciting and profound: a fascinating account of history in the present tense, told with great skill and careful irony."
Polish foreign correspondent Kapuciski (Another Day of Life, 1986) gives his recollections of Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East in this stark, compelling memoir of life in the vortex of modern history. Read full book review >