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Taubman, William

Summary: A comprehensive biography of the final leader of the Soviet Union chronicles Gorbachev's rise from peasant to politician and describes how his liberal policies ended the Cold War and unintentionally provoked the breakup of the USSR. "When Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union in 1985, the USSR. was one of the world's two superpowers. By 1989, his liberal policies of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: B GORBACHEV TAU

Summary: Werner Herzog and Andre Singer's riveting documentary, filled with unforgettable archive materials and based on three never before seen interviews, provides incredible access to, arguably, the world's greatest living politician. Now 88 and battling illness, the visionary Gorbachev, the former General Secretary of the U.S.S.R, is still gently but resolutely pushing towards his goals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF MEE

Hoffman, David E. (David Emanuel)

Summary: During the Cold War, superpowers amassed nuclear arsenals containing the explosive power of one million Hiroshimas. The Soviet Union secretly plotted to create the "Dead Hand," a system designed to launch an automatic retaliatory nuclear strike on the United States, and developed a fearsome biological warfare machine. President Ronald Reagan, hoping to awe the Soviets into submission, pushed...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909.82 HOF

Medvedev, Zhores A.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1986

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GOR

Adelman, Kenneth L

Summary: "A dramatic account of the historic 1986 Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Iceland--the turning point in the Cold War--by President Reagan's arms control director, a key player in that world-changing event. In October 1986, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for a forty-eight-hour summit in Reykjavik, Iceland. Planned as a short gathering to outline future talks, the meeting quickly turned to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 ADE

Baier, Bret

Summary: On May 31, 1988, Reagan addressed a packed audience at Moscow State University, with a remarkable -- yet now largely forgotten -- speech that capped his first visit to the Soviet capital. This fourth in a series of summits between Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev was a dramatic coda to their tireless efforts to reduce the nuclear threat. More than that, Reagan viewed it as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 BAI

Ostrovsky, Arkady

Summary: "A highly original narrative history by The Economist’s Moscow bureau chief that does for modern Russia what Evan Osnos did for China in Age of Ambition,"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.086 OST

Gorbachev, M. S. (Mikhail Sergeevich)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.085 GOR

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