The Rise of Russia and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

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Princeton University Press, Apr 23, 1995 - 388 pages
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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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A methodical and painstaking—if highly opinionated—analysis of the figures, factions, and forces that contributed to the implosion of the Soviet Union. As the title suggests, Dunlop's focus is on ... Read full review

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Perhaps the most important event since World War II, the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe is generating intensive study. The author, who did most of his research while stationed at Radio Free ... Read full review

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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.

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