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Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire

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"One of the great stories of our time . . . a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama."

--San Francisco Chronicle Book Review

As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From Tito's funeral to the birth of Solidarity in the Gda´nsk shipyard, from the tragedy of Tiananmen Square to Boris Yeltsin standing on a tank in the center of Moscow, Dobbs saw it all.

The fall of communism was one of the great human dramas of our century, as great a drama as the original Bolshevik revolution. Dobbs met almost all of the principal actors, including Mikhail Gorbachev, Lech Walesa, Václav Havel, and Andrei Sakharov. With a sweeping command of the subject and the passion and verve of an eyewitness, he paints an unforgettable portrait of the decade in which the familiar and seemingly petrified Cold War world--the world of Checkpoint Charlie and Dr. Strangelove--vanished forever.

"Down with Big Brother ranks very high among the plethora of books about the fall of the Soviet Union and the death throes of Communism. It is possibly the most vividly written of the lot."

-- Adam B. Ulam, Washington Post Book World

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Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 477-481) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679751519
Subtitle:
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author:
Dobbs, Michael
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Political
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Politics and government, 1985-1991
Subject:
Soviet Union Politics and government 1985-1991.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Europe - Former Soviet Republics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19980112
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
8.05x5.18x.92 in. .96 lbs.

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