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Mikhail Gorbachev

Head of State, Politician (born 2-Mar-1931)


George W. Breslauer. Gorbachev and Yeltsin as Leaders. Cambridge University Press. 2002. 348pp.

Dusko Doder; Louise Branson. Gorbachev: Heretic in the Kremlin. New York: Viking Press. 1990. 450pp.

Jeffrey Gedmin. The Hidden Hand: Gorbachev and the Collapse of East Germany. American Enterprise Institute. 1992. 169pp.

Ghita Ionescu. Leadership in an Interdependent World: The Statesmanship of Adenauer, De Gaulle, Thatcher, Reagan and Gorbachev. Longman. 1991. 352pp.

Robert G. Kaiser. Why Gorbachev Happened: His Triumphs and His Failure. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1991. 476pp.

David Stuart Lane. The Transition from Communism to Capitalism: Ruling Elites from Gorbachev to Yeltsin. St. Martin's Press. 1998. 272pp.

Michael Mandelbaum; Strobe Talbott. Reagan and Gorbachev. New York: Vintage Books. 1987. 190pp. A Council on Foreign Relations book.

John P. Moran. From Garrison State to Nation-State: Political Power and the Russian Military under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group. 2002. 248pp.

Pavel Palazhchenko. My Years with Gorbachev and Shevardnadze: The Memoir of a Soviet Interpreter. Penn State Press. 1997. 394pp.

Jonathan Steele. Eternal Russia: Yeltsin, Gorbachev, and the Mirage of Democracy. Harvard University Press. 1998.

Georgiu Nikolaevich Vachnadze. Secrets of Journalism in Russia: Mass Media under Gorbachev and Yeltsin. Nova Science Publishers. 1992. 437pp.

Aleksandr Zinoviev. Translated by Charles Janson. Katastroika: Legend and Reality of Gorbachevism. Claridge Press. 1990. 238pp.


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  7. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.266)

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.607)

  9. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.414)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.208)

  11. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.225)

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