Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Suggested Reading

Below I've listed some books, films, and websites that those in the know have suggested I check out before coming over.

Civil Georgia (daily wire; English, Georgian, Russian):
RFE/RL Newsline (daily news summaries of relevant news in region; some analytical articles)
Eurasianet (Regional news, more indepth, periodic):
CACI Analyst (Johns Hopkins, monthly) The Messenger newspaper, leading English daily in Tbilisi Rustavi-2 Television website (in English) EurasiaNet, political and social stories on Georgia Sobaka commentary/news stories written by expats

Erik Herron’s Eurasia Links – Georgia Page (lots of stuff about government, politics, NGOs, news & media, etc.):
Georgian arts and culture:

Georgia: A Sovereign Country of the Caucasus, by Roger Rosen.
Lonely Planet World Guide: Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan
Bradt Guide: Georgia, by Tim Burford

TRAVEL SITES Travel agency that has some of the best deals to Georgia and Caucasus Another travel agency in Tbilisi, sometimes has good deals

-"Stories I stole," by Wendell Steavenson--tales of a bunch of quirky characters from Georgia. It's supposed to be really good.
-"Georgia: In the Mountains of Poetry," by Peter Nasmyth
-"The Great Game," by Peter Hopkirk--mostly about Central Asia by some detail on Caucasus
-"The New Great Game: Blood and Oil in Central Asia" by Lutz Kleveman.
-"The Georgian Feast," by Darra Goldstein--cookbook and history.
-"Enough!: The Rose Revolution In The Republic Of Georgia 2003," by Zurab Karumidze and James V. Wertsch
-"Georgia: A Soverign Country in the Caucasus," by Roger Rosen
-"Georgia in Antiquity: A History of Colchis and Transcaucasian Iberia 550 BC-AD 562" by David Braund.
-"Please Don't Call It Soviet Georgia: A Journey Through a Troubled Paradise," by Mary Russell


-A Chef in Love, Oscar nominated portrayal of Georgia in 1921
-Since Otar Left--contemporary Georgian film
-Power Trip--documentary about electrical system in Georgia's capitol. Sounds boring, but it's actually really insightful and entertaining.

The Ellison Center:
Wikipedia Entry on Georgia:



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