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On My Country And The World

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Here is the whole sweep of the Soviet experiment, as told by its last steward. Drawing on his own experience, rich archival material, and a keen sense of history and politics, Mikhail Gorbachev offers his rare perspective on a range of subjects concerning Russia's past, present, and future place in the world including the October Revolution, the Cold War, and key figures s ...more
ebook, 300 pages
Published October 20th 1999 by Columbia University Press (first published 1999)
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Harpal
Feb 28, 2010 Harpal rated it liked it
Who among us hasn't thought, "Gosh, I really ought to read Gorbachev's autobiography and figure out just what the hell this guy was thinking?" If that thought has never occurred to you, then this book is not for you. In fact, probably none of the books I read is for you. If it has, then you probably went to your local bookstore or library and discovered that his autobiography is about 600 pages long or something. If you're anything like me, you then wandered over to the comic books.

Well, thankfu
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Bart Van Overmeire
Een ontgoocheling. 'Mijn Rusland' leest dan ook heel stroef, met de nodige spel- en zetfouten en de eigenlijke geschiedenis liet me eveneens stevig op mijn honger zitten: naïef, eenzijdig en nogal veel weinig zeggende vage platitudes.
Jammer, want ik blijf wel geïntrigeerd door de geschiedenis van de CCCP. Als jullie betere Sovjet-tips hebben, hoor ik het graag.
Luc
The author wrote a very extensive essay and political memoir in regards to internal policy making process, foreign policy, globalization as well as international cooperation issues. This book was first published in Russian in 1999 and later published in English by the Columbia University Press in 2000. It is refreshing to read about the ideas, issues and lessons addressed by the former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU). It is certainly a book that I will read ag ...more
Dawn Wells
Very interesting. This is a man with a lot of opinions and view points. I was actually engrossed in some parts of the book. Not engrossed as this is great or interesting. More of a why would you think that way. Not bad writing.
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Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev is a Russian politician. He was the last General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the last head of state of the USSR, serving from 1985 until its collapse in 1991.

Gorbachev's attempts at reform—perestroika and glasnost—as well as summit conferences with United States President Ronald Reagan, contributed to the end of the Cold War, and also ende
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