Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Until her murder in October 2006, Anna Politkovskaya wrote for the Russian newspaper Novaya gazeta. She won international fame for her reporting on the Chechen wars and, more generally, on Russian state corruption. Nothing but the Truth is a collection of Anna Politkovskaya's best writing for Novaya gazeta, published between 1999 and 2006. Beginning with a brief introduction by the author about her pariah status, it contains material which characterises the self-effacing Politkovskaya more fully than she allowed in her other books. Nothing but the Truth presents a solid overview of her highly professional reportage, and will also stand as a tribute to her matter-of-fact personal courage, disclosing information Anna Politkovskaya glossed over, or omitted completely, about the dangers she faced and the threats she received in the course of her work. Elsewhere, there are illuminating accounts of interviews and encounters with Western leaders including Lionel Jospin, Tony Blair, George W. Bush, and such exiled figures as Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakaev, and Vladimir Bukovsky. And additional sections contain her non-political writing, revealing her delightful personality, and detail international reactions to her murder.