There Is No Freedom Without Bread!: 1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism
The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the USSR, and forced Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”
In There Is No Freedom Without Bread!, a daring revisionist account of that seminal year, the Russian-bor
Aside from some political quibbles like that, it read very well, and flowed nicely through the events of the 1980s, when the Soviet Union and Warsaw Pact were fading faster than anyone knew.