Boris Yeltsin: From Bolshevik to Democrat
A fascinating look at the political career of Russia's man of the hour--updated to include the events of the last explosive year. "Very informative and readable . . . an incisive analysis of the tangled and tumultuous events in the Soviet Union since 1985".--Los Angeles Times. Morrison has been a Reuters correspondent for 20 years.
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