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Mikhail Gorbachev
     

Mikhail Gorbachev

by Thomas G. Butson, Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. (Introduction)
 

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When Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist party and leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, many international observers heralded the beginning of a new era in Soviet government.

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When Mikhail Gorbachev became general secretary of the Communist party and leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, many international observers heralded the beginning of a new era in Soviet government.

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Gr 8 Up This book offers much information about the most prominent man in the USSR. A chronological account of his rise to power, it is also a very good overview of the governmental system in the USSR, problems since the 1930s, and changes wrought by world events and changing leadership in that period. Quotes from many sources embellish the margins; the black-and-white illustrations are clear and interesting; the format is attractive. However, the reading level is high at times: ``The adversarial nature that Soviet communism acquired during its formative years''; and although at times the tone seems gratuitously anti-Soviet, it is a fair, accurate, and timely assessment. If allowance is made for this, the book is a mine of information, right up to the Geneva conference, and is accessible through an index and a chronology with a short bibliography. Ann Donovan, Central Washington University, Ellensburg

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791005712
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Series:
World Leaders past and Present Series
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
7.08(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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