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The Resource The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy

The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy

Label
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union
Title
The last empire
Title remainder
the final days of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Title variation
Final days of the Soviet Union
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
On Christmas Day 1991 Mikhail Gorbachev resigned as president of the Soviet Union. By the next day the USSR was officially no more and the USA had emerged as the world's sole superpower. Award-winning historian Serhii Plokhy presents a page-turning account of the preceding five months of drama, filled with failed coups d'etat and political intrigue. Honing in on this previously disregarded but crucial period and using recently declassified documents and original interviews with key participants, he shatters the established myths of 1991 and presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union's final months. Plokhy argues that contrary to the triumphalist Western narrative, George H. W. Bush desperately wanted to preserve the Soviet Union and keep Gorbachev in power, and that it was Ukraine and not the US that played the key role in the collapse of the Soviet Union. The consequences of those five months and the myth-making that has since surrounded them are still being felt in Crimea, Russia, the US, and Europe today. With its spellbinding narrative and strikingly fresh perspective, The Last Empire is the essential account of one of the most important watershed periods in world history, and is indispensable reading for anyone seeking to make sense of international politics today
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1957-
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Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
947.0854
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Cold War
  • Nationalism
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
Label
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053046797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 489 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780745299
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)879400512
Label
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000053046797
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 489 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781780745299
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)879400512

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