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Revolution 1989 : the fall of the Soviet empire

Author: Victor Sebestyen
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For more than 40 years after the Second World War the Iron Curtain divided Europe physically, with 300 km of walls and barbed wire fences; ideologically, between communism and capitalism; psychologically, between people imprisoned under totalitarian dictatorships and their neighbours enjoying democratic freedoms; and militarily, by two mighty, distrustful power blocs, still fighting the cold war. At the start of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Sebestyen
ISBN: 9780297852230 029785223X 9780297859246 0297859242
OCLC Number: 368052082
Description: xxi, 451 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Revolution nineteen eighty-nine
Responsibility: Victor Sebestyen.

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How the Soviet Union's European empire collapsed in a dizzying few months of revolutions that changed the world.  Read more...

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'Victor Sebestyen's vivid panoramic work is a fine account... the writing is taut, the scene-setting dramatic, giving the book an almost cinematic feel' -- Adam LeBor SUNDAY TIMES 'Sebestyen has Read more...

 
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