The Silent Steppe:The Memoirs of a Kazakh Nomad Under Stalin, by author Mukhamet Shayakhmetov. It's so pretty. It has a smooth dust jacket and there are black-and-white photos inside.And here it is!
I love it. I don't even mind the little hole in the dust jacket (although whoever is manhandling these books during the packaging and the shipment should really take it easy).
Right now, The Silent Steppe is standing proudly next to its two newest friends: Michael Jackson's Moonwalk and a little tome called History of Kazakhstan. And it will stay there for a long while, because I still have about three to four books to R&R before I can immerse myself in the history of my people.