In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this best-selling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism.
"A moving illumination.... Remnick is the witness for us all." (The Wall Street Journal)
"An engrossing and essential addition to the human and political literature of our time." (The New York Times)
"The most eloquent chronicle of the Soviet empire's demise published to date.... It is hard to conceive of a work that might surpass it." (Francine du Plessix Gray, Washington Post Book World)
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Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!"
- Sher from Provo "Tired teacher. That is, REtired teacher."
- TS Bernstein