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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mark Galeotti
    Pages 1-18
  3. Mark Galeotti
    Pages 37-51
  4. Mark Galeotti
    Pages 84-104
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 125-142

About this book

Introduction

By turns radical, uncertain, ambitious and autocratic, Mikhail Gorbachev and his bid to reform the Soviet Union have shaped the contemporary world. This concise and lively book provides an introduction to the man and his times, setting them in the context of a decaying and ramshackle empire and an ideology long since betrayed by its professed followers. Drawing on the latest memoirs and scholarship, this book follows Gorbachev's increasingly desperate attempts to control the forces he unleashed and hold together a state whose days were over.

Keywords

chronology empire revolution Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Mark Galeotti
    • 1
  1. 1.University of KeeleUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-25313-5
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1997
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-63855-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-25313-5
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