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Steeltown, USSR: Soviet Society in the Gorbachev Era
No one, not even Mikhail Gorbachev, anticipated what was in store when the Soviet Union embarked in the 1980s on a radical course of long-overdue structural reform. The consequences of that momentous decision, which set in motion a transformation eventually affecting the entire postwar world order, are here chronicled from inside a previously forbidden Soviet city, Magnito ...more
ebook, 364 pages
Published March 11th 1991 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 1991)
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Stephen Mark Kotkin is Professor of History and director of the Program in Russian Studies at Princeton University. He specializes in the history of the Soviet Union and has recently begun to research Eurasia more generally.More about Stephen Kotkin...