Sound Opinion's Jim DeRogatis and The Daily Show's Ben Karlin
review literary experiences at Field-Tested Books.
"The mining town of Chiatura, Georgia, surrounded by steep cliffs, is criss-crossed by a network of aging Soviet-era aerial tramways that are still in use today. In the early 20th century, after the U.S.S.R. annexed Georgia, Soviet authorities were intent on extracting the vast manganese deposits beneath Chiatura. In the 1950s, planners began work on what locals call the 'Kanatnaya Doroga,' or 'rope road,' that still connects almost every corner of the town." Stalin's Rope Roads. -ms.08.23.13 #
A post from the daily flow of linkage called Fresh Signals, at Coudal.com.