The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Empire
Forty Years That Shook the World, From Stalin to YeltsinBook - 1997
For this authoritative work on the slow collapse of the Soviet Union, Fred Coleman draws on over thirty years of first-hand observations and personal experiences as a Moscow correspondent. Having interviewed at length major Soviet figures-from Sakharov to Gorbachev and Yeltsin-and having tapped the once top-secret Soviet archives, Coleman demonstrates that communism was already doomed from Stalin's death in 1953, and that the West greatly overestimated the Soviet military threat. Aided by his own unique access to the inside stories, Coleman provides a comprehensive and compelling account of the demise of one of history's great superpowers.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1997, c1996
Edition: 1st St. Martin's Grifin ed. --
Branch Call Number: 947.085/COL 4565nf 1