Why Gorbachev happened

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Simon & Schuster, May 1, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 522 pages
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An award-winning foreign correspondent gives us a brilliant and timely portrait of the complex man who changed world history. The author of the acclaimed Russia: The People and the Power, Robert Kaiser also was Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post for several years.

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WHY GORBACHEV HAPPENED: His Triumphs and His Failure

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An illuminating, interpretive report on Mikhail Gorbachev's exercise of power, which concludes that his reforms may do more to expose than remedy the deficiencies of the Soviet Union's sociopolitical ... Read full review

Why Gorbachev happened: his triumphs and his failure

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Kaiser, a longtime Moscow correspondent for the Washington Post , provides a solid account of Mikhail Gorbachev's political ascent and his current decline. While the former depended on the general ... Read full review


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Moscow at Last

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Leonard Downie Jr. has worked since 1964 at the "Washington Post," where he has been an investigative reporter, a principal editor in the paper's Watergate coverage, a foreign correspondent, national editor, managing editor and, since 1991, executive editor, succeeding Ben Bradlee. This is his fourth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Robert G. Kaiser, who joined the "Post" in 1963, has been a local, national and foreign correspondent, assistant managing editor for national news and managing editor. He is now associate editor and senior correspondent. This is his sixth book. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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