Gorbachev by Mikhail Gorbachev
On My Country and the World

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-- Archie Brown, Oxford University, Times Literary Supplement

 

About Mikhail Gorbachev

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Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, 1985-1991, and President of the Soviet Union, 1988-1991, currently heads the Gorbachev Foundation in Moscow and lectures widely. He is also the author of "Perestroika and Soviet-American Relations, The Search for a New Beginning: Developing a New Civilization, " and "The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons."George Shriver has translated and edited many books, including Nikolai Bukharin's "How It All Began: The Prison Novel" and Roy Medvedev's "On Soviet Dissent, The October Revolution, Let History Judge, " and "Post-Soviet Russia" (all published by Columbia).
 
Published January 22, 2005 by Columbia University Press. 300 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics, History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Dallas News

By PHILIP SEIB / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Philip Seib is a professor and director of the Center on Public Diplomacy at the University of Southern California.

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The New York Review of Books

by Mikhail Gorbachev ( the copyright page states, “This edition based on the translation by Georges Peronansky and Tatjana Varsavsky,” implying that the translation was edited substantially.) The Gorbachev Factor ...

Dec 19 1996 | Read Full Review of Gorbachev: On My Country and ...

The New York Review of Books

I became closely involved in the Soviet Union early in 1987 after Gorbachev summoned Sakharov to return to Moscow to “resume his patriotic work.” After extensive negotiations with Soviet officials, I set up a foundation called “Cultural Initiative” for the expressed purpose of helping the Soviet ...

Jun 01 1989 | Read Full Review of Gorbachev: On My Country and ...

The New York Review of Books

More than a month after the first advance publicity by the publishers, and half a month after the appearance of the Russian edition in Moscow, the English edition of Mr. Gorbachev’s book has finally appeared in American bookshops and become available to the American reviewer.

Jan 21 1988 | Read Full Review of Gorbachev: On My Country and ...

The New York Review of Books

And in August 1994 the military collegium of the Russian Supreme Court court, in a trial of alleged coup plotter Valentin Varennikov, concluded, after hearing dozens of witnesses (including Gorbachev), that: 1) There was no conspiracy against Gorbachev, 2) Gorbachev could have averted the crisis ...

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Project MUSE

Particularly dubious are the monologues D'Agostino imagines a Faust-like Gorbachev sinking into, which reflect the conflicting feelings between "Gorbachev the Heir to Lenin" and "Gorbachev the Political Man."

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London School of Economics

Matthew Partridge explores Russia’s turbulent journey to becoming an economic and political superpower, as charted in Daniel Treisman’s new book.

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