Across the Moscow River : a world turned upside down /
Rodric Braithwaite.
New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
xi, 371 p.
0300094965 (cloth : alk. paper)
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New Haven : Yale University Press, c2002.
0300094965 (cloth : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Rodric Braithwaite and his wife Jill were based in Moscow from September 1988 to May 1992
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-04-01:
Braithwaite, British ambassador to Russia between September 1988 and May 1992, has written a brilliant, colorful memoir of the final days of the Soviet Union and the advent of Russia's transition to democracy and a market economy under Boris Yeltsin. In many ways, this book is more than a memoir. It is also a profound study of the Russian people, charismatic and powerful leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev, and the dramatic events that stretched from perestroika to attempted coups. Penetrating and accessible, this is an insightful analysis of one of history's conundrums--the sudden implosion of the Soviet Union and its empire. No bibliography. ^BSumming Up: Highly Recommended. General and public libraries, and all academic collections on modern Russia. D. J. Dunn Southwest Texas State University
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Rodric Braithwaite was British ambassador to Moscow during the years of Perestroika, the collapse of the Soviet Union, the failed coup of August 1991, and the rise of Boris Yeltsin. This is an account of huge change and the people who drove it.
Table of Contents
Prologuep. ix
The View across the Riverp. 1
The Russians are Comingp. 18
The Flight of the Bumble Beep. 58
Democracy Comes to the Soviet Unionp. 88
The Ashes of Victoryp. 117
Fraying at the Edgesp. 150
The Lurch to the Rightp. 182
Diary of a Coupp. 216
The Rubble of the Dictatorshipp. 246
Arguing about the Economyp. 281
Towards a Radiant Future?p. 317
Notes and Commentsp. 343
Bibliographyp. 352
Indexp. 356
Acknowledgementsp. 372
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