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The rise of Russia and the fall of the Soviet empire - John B Dunlop

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Title
The rise of Russia and the fall of the Soviet empire
Author
John B Dunlop
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Princeton University Press
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19950505

This is the first work to set one of the great bloodless revolutions of the twentieth century in its proper historical context. John Dunlop pays particular attention to Yeltsin's role in opposing the covert resurgence of Communist interests in post-coup Russia, and faces the possibility that new institutions may not survive long enough to sink roots in a traditionally undemocratic culture.

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John B. Dunlop is Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, and the author of The Faces of Contemporary Russian Nationalism (Princeton), among other works.

"There are few better guides than Dunlop to the complexities of Russian national politics."
Slavonic Review

"The first serious attempt to analyze the last six years of the Soviet Union from the perspective of that union's largest member, the Russian Federation. The task is formidable, but Dunlop undertakes it with style and clarity."---Peter Reddaway, The New York Review of Books

"One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994"

"John B. Dunlop's study of the collapse of the Soviet Union and the attendant revitalization of Russia is a comprehensive account of the recent events that transpired during this remarkable transformation of political power. . . . Using a plethora of available sources, including written accounts, archival documents, personal interviews, and firsthand observation, Dunlop delivers finely textured portraits of the leading political actors, groups, and organizations involved in this complex story. . . . an excellent book, well written and well researched."---James W. Lamare, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

"Through a judicious mix of well-chosen detail and a good feel for the peculiarities of the Russian scene, Dunlop has produced a book equally valuable to someone trying to understand how Gorbachev's perestroika came a cropper and to someone who needs to know the immediate background of the Russia we now have."---Robert Legvold, Foreign Affairs

"There is no doubt that students of Russian politics will return often to this wellspring of original information and insights."---Charles King, The Times Higher Educational Supplement

"[Dunlop] has written what is undoubtedly one of the best books on the last years of the Soviet Union. . . . Every specialist on Russian politics or Soviet history should buy this thought-provoking volume."
Europe-Asia Studies

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st pbk print, with new postscript
Keyword Index
Soviet Union - Politics and government - 1985-1991.|Russia (Federation) - Politics and government - 1991-
Country of Publication
New Jersey
Number of Pages
388

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