Mikhail Gorbachev, the Soviet Innovator

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Fawcett Columbine, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 118 pages
If there is one man responsible for the end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet system, that man is Mikhail Gorbachev. Yet in one of history's ironies, Gorbachev wanted only to reform the USSR, not destroy it. And by the time he tried to rein in the changes he had begun, he found himself no longer in control of his country or his fate.

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About the author (1989)

Steven Otfinoski has written more than 150 books for young readers. Three of his nonfiction books have been chosen Books for the Teen Age by the New York Public Library. Steve is also a playwright and has his own theater company that brings one-person plays about American history to schools. Steve lives in Connecticut with his wife, who is a teacher. They have two children, two dogs, and a cat. When he's not writing he enjoys swimming, tennis, reading, and singing in his church choir.

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