BESLAN The Tragedy of School No. 1

Author: Phillips (Timothy)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Granta Books
Edition Details: 1st P/b Edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781862079939
Price: 3.00
Paperback. On the morning of September 1, 2004, the children of Beslan were excited about the start of a new school year. At School No. 1 in the southern Russian town many proud parents had also turned out to enjoy a day of traditional celebrations. Suddenly, as the festivities got under way, a band of heavily armed terrorists stormed the playground and these ordinary lives were changed for ever. In the space of a few minutes, more than 1,200 hostages - mostly women and children - were herded into the school gymnasium, beginning 3 days of unimaginable terror and suffering. Illus., Postscript, Appendix (The Hostages) + Bibliog. 291pp. trade size p/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. with no creasing to covers.


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