Ten Years That Shook the World: The Gorbachev Era As Witnessed by His Chief of Staff
- Publish Date: 1994-06-01
- Binding: Hardcover
- Author: Valery Boldin
Valery Boldin, a key Gorbachev aide, gives us a ringside seat to one of history s momentous developments -- the collapse of communism & the Soviet Union -- as well as a glimpse of the top-secret world behind the Iron Curtain. Here is a fascinating new perspective on the events, personalities, & forces involved in the ending of the cold war. This book portrays each of the key figures of the period, both as private persons & as public personalities. But above all, this is the saga of Gorbachev himself (& Raisa): supremely intelligent, courageous, & in the early years at least, visionary -- but also ambitious, vain & mean.