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Book Review: Tolstoy's 'Hadji Murad'

A new translation of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murad is published. During the 1851 Chechen revolt against the Russians, Murad was a Muslim tribal chieftain. Leo Tolstoy was then a young man in the Russian Army. NPR’s Alan Cheuse has a review.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.
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