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Yeltsin : a revolutionary life

Author: Leon Rabinovich Aron
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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"Charts the controversial rise of Boris Yeltsin against a broad and richly textured account of Russia's movement out of the grip of the communist state toward free, democratic nationhood. He details Yeltsin's successes and bitter defeats in transforming every aspect of the soviet system he inherited". -- Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin; Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leon Rabinovich Aron
ISBN: 0312251858 9780312251857
OCLC Number: 43167897
Notes: "Thomas Dunne books."
Description: xxiii, 934 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. I. A Man from Sverdlovsk. 1. To Survive, to Dare, to Succeed! 2. The Builder. 3. The Pervyi --
Pt. II. The Bellwether. 4. Perestroika, Mark I. 5. Antaeus. 6. The Year of Truth. 7. America, America --
Pt. III. The Storm. 8. The Year of Choice. 9. 'Rolling Up the Sleeves, Raising the Fists' --
Pt. IV. In Power. 10. The Revolution. 11. The President vs. the Soviet. 12. The Nadir. 13. Campaign '96: 'Choosing Russia's Fate'. 14. The Last Struggle. Epilogue: In Search of a Historic Yeltsin.
Responsibility: Leon Aron.

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"Charts the controversial rise of Boris Yeltsin against a broad and richly textured account of Russia's movement out of the grip of the communist state toward free, democratic nationhood. He details Yeltsin's successes and bitter defeats in transforming every aspect of the soviet system he inherited". -- Jacket.

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