Binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. 235 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 0670531529. For all the intense glare bent by the West on Russia in the years since World War II, it is remarkable how obscure the texture of Russian life remains to all of us who have not seen and experienced it for ourselves. There seems to be a veil, subtler than censorship and more opaque than slate, that keeps us less well informed of the quality of the ordinary Russian's life than of the Patagonian shepherds.