This book provides an in-depth account of the final days of the Soviet Union, focusing on the period from 1989 to 1991. It explores the political, economic, and social factors that led to the collapse of the Soviet empire, including the role of key figures such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and others. The author, a journalist who lived in Moscow during this time, combines historical analysis with personal observations and interviews, offering a unique perspective on this significant period in world history.
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This book is on the following lists:
- Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)
- As if You Don't Have Enough to Read, Best Non-Fiction from the NY Times Writers (New York Times)