Why Gorbachev Happened by Robert G. Kaiser
His Triumphs and His Failure

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Explains the Soviet leader's ascent and describes how the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe began with the 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev summit
 

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Published April 1, 1991 by Simon & Schuster. 476 pages
Genres: History. Non-fiction

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An illuminating, interpretive report on Mikhail Gorbachev's exercise of power, which concludes that his reforms may do more to expose than remedy the deficiencies of the Soviet Union's sociopolitical and economic institutions.

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Kaiser's synthesis of the Gorbachev era lends crucial perspective. The book shows a pattern to events--breakthrough, loss of momentum, crisis, breakthough--as the Soviet president struggles to maintai

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