Grossman made an extended visit to Armenia to translate a book. In the process he fell in love with the country and people. This is a vivid and moving account which I would recommend to any lover of good writing.
This is one of the best histories I have read in many years. Having lived through the whole of the period Judt covered I have lost count of the number of times I have been brought up short by vivid memories and illuminated by the insight he brings to them.