Gorbachev: Profiles in Power Series / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
Opens up the claustrophobic and intensely personal world of the Soviet leadership
- Written in light of Gorbachev's own uniquely revealing memoirs.
- Explores how much of what Gorbachev achieved had he intended and how much of what he failed to achieve had he misjudged?
- Examines how did Gorbachev make momentous changes without civil war?
Martin McCauley Universityof London, is a leading authority on the Soviet era. He has written over 20 books, including Who's Who in Russia Since 1900 and The Longman Companion to Russia Since 1914. He is also a frequent broadcaster on radio and television in the US and Britain.
Table of ContentsPreface.
Note on the Party and the Government.
Note on Russian Names.
List of Maps.
1. Background: The Kingdom of Certainty.
2. The Rising Star.
3. Perestroika Mark I: 1985-1987.
4. Perestroika Mark II: 1987-1989.
5. Perestroika Mark III: 1990-1991.
6. The Attempted Coup and After.