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Yeltsin : a life

Author: Timothy J Colton
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From the Publisher: 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
biografi
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colton, Timothy J., 1947-
Yeltsin.
New York : Basic Books, ©2008
(DLC) 2007051367
(OCoLC)176893828
Named Person: Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris N Elʹcin; Boris N Elʹcin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Colton
ISBN: 9780786732128 0786732121
OCLC Number: 608125607
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 616 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 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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