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Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union

Author: Conor O'Clery
Publisher: New York : PublicAffairs, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The implosion of the Soviet Union was the culmination of a gripping game played out between two men who intensely disliked each other and had different concepts for the future. Mikhail Gorbachev, a sophisticated and urbane reformer, sought to modernize and preserve the USSR; Boris Yeltsin, a coarse and a hard drinking "bulldozer," wished to destroy the union and create a capitalist Russia. The defeat of the August  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Mikhail Sergeevich Gorbachev; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conor O'Clery
ISBN: 9781586487966 1586487965 9781610390125 1610390121
OCLC Number: 701015457
Description: xxi, 316 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Russian/Soviet dramatis personae --
Preface --
Introduction --
December 25 : Before the dawn --
December 25 : Sunrise --
Hiring the bulldozer --
December 25 : Morning --
The storming of Moscow --
December 25 : Midmorning --
A bucket full of filth --
December 25 : Late morning --
Back from the dead --
December 25 : Midday --
Knee deep in kerosene --
December 25 : Early afternoon --
Dictatorship on the offensive --
December 25 : Midafternoon --
Hijacking Barbara Bush --
December 25 : Late afternoon --
Perfidiousness, lawlessness, and infamy --
December 25 : Dusk --
Things fall apart --
December 25 : Early evening --
The center cannot hold --
December 25 : Evening --
The deal in the Walnut Room --
December 25 : Late evening --
December 25 : Night --
December 25 : Late night --
December 26 : The day after --
December 27 : Triumph of the plunderers --
The integrity of the quarrel.
Responsibility: Conor O'Clery.

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The Cold War's last act was a magnificent dark drama played out in the shadows of the Kremlin. O'Clery has written a unique and truly suspenseful thriller of the day the Soviet Union died, combining  Read more...

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Publishers Weekly, June 15, 2011 "Shrewd political history... O'Clery presents a colorful human-scale saga, full of pathos and pettiness. (As Gorbachev was preparing his farewell address, Yeltsin Read more...

 
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