The Thaw Generation by Ludmilla Alexeyeva
Coming of Age in the Post-Stalin Era

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The Thaw Generation offers an insider's look at the Soviet dissident movement--the intellectuals who, during the Khrushchev and Brezhnev eras, dared to challenge an oppressive system and demand the rights guaranteed by the Soviet constitution.  Fired from their jobs, hunted by the KGB, “tried,” and imprisoned, Alexeyeva and other activists including Andrei Sakharov, Yuri Orlov, Yuli Daniel, and Andrei Sinyavsky, through their dedication and their personal and professional sacrifices, focused international attention on the issue of human rights in the USSR.

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Paul Goldberger is the Chief Cultural Correspondent of the "New York Times "and an award-winning architecture and culture critic. Vincent Scully is Sterling Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Yale University. Charles Gwathmey is a founding partner of the prominent New York firm Swathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.
Published August 1, 1990 by Little Brown & Co (T). 339 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs, Travel. Non-fiction

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Expelled from the Communist Party in 1968 for refusing to testify against a comrade, fired from her job, divorced with two children, Alexeyeva found that being a Soviet dissident meant being an outcas

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