New York: Walker, 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. Inscribed "To --- with best wishes, K. Baiev" & dated by him in 2003 on the title-page. First printing with full number line. Baiev, a Chechen, served - often as the only doctor to be found - both Russian & Chechen fighters during the civil war between Russia & Chechnya in 1994. Bears important witness to that war and presents a side seldom covered in the news. Baiev had to seek and finally gained asylum in the U.S. in 2000. With photos & illustrations. 376 pp. with index. Large 8vo boards. Very fine in very fine unclipped dj.
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