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Camping with the Communists: The Adventures of an American Family in the Soviet Union
     

Camping with the Communists: The Adventures of an American Family in the Soviet Union

by Karen Gilden, Ray Gilden
 

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During the 1970s about 20,000 Americans visited the Soviet Union each year on highly structured guided tours. Very few chose to travel independently, and almost no U.S. tourists camped for six weeks, or drove 3,800 miles through the country commonly declared "our enemy." But the Gildens did.

If you've forgotten (or never knew) what it was like to live with

Overview

During the 1970s about 20,000 Americans visited the Soviet Union each year on highly structured guided tours. Very few chose to travel independently, and almost no U.S. tourists camped for six weeks, or drove 3,800 miles through the country commonly declared "our enemy." But the Gildens did.

If you've forgotten (or never knew) what it was like to live with MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) or if you suddenly find yourself missing the iron curtain, it's time to join the Gilden family as they struggle with the Soviet bureaucracy, come face to face with the KGB, steal toilet paper, smuggle out a diamond, and say "Nyet!" to the border guards. 

Camping with the Communists is a page-turning memoir that will amaze and delight you.   

Product Details

BN ID:
2940045367158
Publisher:
Karen Gilden
Publication date:
11/25/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Karen started freelancing in the late 70s and has been published in national magazines and major newspapers. She currently lives in central Oregon where she won first place in the memoir division of the Central Oregon Writer's Guild 2012 Literary Harvest contest.

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