Taubman, P: Gorbachev
His Life and Times
A biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, the leader of the USSR from 1985 to its dissolution in 1991, who dismantled the Soviet system. Looks at his legacy, and how he is regarded as a hero in the West, but is hated by many Russians to this day. From the author of "Khrushchev: The Man & His Era", which won Pulitzer Prize for Biography.