Synopses & Reviews
In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all." —Wall Street Journal.
"The most eloquent chronicle of the Soviet empire's demise published to date....It is hard to conceive of a work that might surpass it." Francine du Plessix Gray, Washington Post Book World
"Utterly absorbing...If you did not have the opportunity to witness the Soviet empire in its death throes, Lenin's Tomb will take you there." Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times
From the editor of The New Yorker a riveting account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has become the standard book on the subject. Lenin s Tomb combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. Remnick takes us through the tumultuous 75-year period of Communist rule leading up to the collapse and gives us the voices of those who lived through it, from democratic activists to Party members, from anti-Semites to Holocaust survivors, from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Sakharov. An extraordinary history of an empire undone, Lenin s Tomb stands as essential reading for our times.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -564) and index.
About the Author
David Remnick was a reporter for The Washington Post
for ten years, including four in Moscow. He joined The
New Yorker as a writer in 1992 and has been the magazine’s
editor since 1998. Mr. Remnick served as an Olympic Correspondent
and Commentator for NBC during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.