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The War That Never Was By David Pryce-Jones

The War That Never Was
by David Pryce-Jones

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An account of the end of the Soviet empire. The remarkably peaceful coup of 1991 brought an end to Gorbachev's political career and to the entire Soviet Union. In this book, political personalities give their version of events, often speaking frankly about Gorbachev, his motivations and actions.
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The War That Never Was: Fall of the Soviet Empire, 1985-91 by David Pryce-Jones

This is an account of the end of the Soviet empire. The coup of August 1991 brought an end not only to Gorbachev's political career, but to the entire Soviet Union: communism imploded, the Berlin Wall had been dismantled, Germany reunified, and several European states regained their independence. This reordering of the world, unimaginable to most people in the West, occurred remarkably peacefully. David Pryce-Jones travelled throughout the former empire to ask the major political personalities for their opinions and reactions as to why this happened. He asked why Gorbachev and the leadership didn't resort to armed violence in classic Soviet style; how much was accidental, how much planned; and how much will never be known about the workings of the impenetrable structure which held together the Soviet bloc. Party leaders, decision-makers and first secretaries of the Soviet republics and satellites each give their version of events, often speaking frankly about Gorbachev, his motivations and actions.

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GOR004837642
The War That Never Was: Fall of the Soviet Empire, 1985-91 by David Pryce-Jones
David Pryce-Jones
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Orion Publishing Co
1995-05-08
416
029781320X
9780297813200
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