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Yeltsin : a life

Author: Timothy J Colton
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even after his death in April 2007, Boris Yeltsin remains the most controversial figure in recent Russian history. Although Mikhail Gorbachev presided over the decline of the Communist party and the withdrawal of Soviet control over Eastern Europe, it was Yeltsin-Russia's first elected president-who buried the Soviet Union itself. Upon taking office, Yeltsin quickly embarked on a sweeping makeover of newly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Colton, Timothy J., 1947-
Yeltsin.
New York : Basic Books, c2008
(OCoLC)608125607
Online version:
Colton, Timothy J., 1947-
Yeltsin.
New York : Basic Books, c2008
(OCoLC)608672989
Named Person: Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris N Elʹcin; Boris N Elʹcin; Boris Nikolaevič Elʹcin; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Colton
ISBN: 9780465012718 046501271X
OCLC Number: 176893828
Description: vii, 616 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction : Hero as paradox --
Self-reliance --
Scripts --
Only forward --
A boss with a difference --
Megalopolis --
The mutineer --
The Yeltsin phenomenon --
Birth of a nation --
A great leap outward --
Resistances --
Falling apart, holding together --
Boris Agonistes --
Governing the state --
Reconnecting --
Autumn of a president --
Endgame --
Aftermath --
Coda : Legacies of an event-shaping man.
Responsibility: Timothy J. Colton.
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