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Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin : the memoirs of Yegor Ligachev

Author: E K Ligachev
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Augm. new edView all editions and formats
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The candid autobiography of one of the Soviet Union's most powerful communist leaders provides a firsthand look at life as a high-ranking government official under Gorbachev and at the turmoil that led to the fall of Soviet Communism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: E K Ligachev; E K Ligachev
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: E K Ligachev
ISBN: 081332887X 9780813328874
OCLC Number: 34321036
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Pantheon Books, ©1993.
Description: xxxix, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Ligachev and the Tragedy of Soviet Conservatism / Stephen F. Cohen --
A Note to American Readers --
1. Inside the Kremlin and Old Square. A Late-Night Call. Andropov. The Leader's Health. Favoring Political Ambitions. Making the Connection. What Will the New Day Bring? --
2. The Gorbachev Enigma: In the Trap of Radicalism. Shock Therapy. Eminence Grise. The Khrushchev Syndrome --
3. Harbinger of Disaster --
4. The Tbilisi Affair. A Political Typhoon. The Secret Is Out. Why Did Shevardnadze Disobey Gorbachev? The Tragedy of Perestroika. Sobchak's Move --
5. Gdlyan and Others. A Stab in the Back. Rashidov. Counterattack. Tactic or Strategy? "Ligachev vs. Gdlyan"? --
6. Ghosts of the Past. The Kolpashevo Incident. The Closed Circle. We Got Things Done! --
7. Witch Hunt. The Rift. Nina Andreyeva's Letter --
8. Our Own Path. Successes and Errors. The Fateful Error --
Afterword: Russia Before the Storm --
Life Cannot Go On Like This.
Other Titles: Zagadka Gorbacheva.
Responsibility: introduction by Stephen F. Cohen ; translated from the Russian by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick, Michele A. Berdy, Dobrochna Dyrcz-Freeman, and Marian Schwartz.
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