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Gorbachev: His Life and Times
201709月 

Gorbachev: His Life and Times


作者  /  William Taubman

出版社 / W. W. NORTON & COMPANY, INC.

出版日期 / 2017/09/05

商品語言 / 英文

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定價 / NT$899

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前蘇聯領導人戈巴契夫評價兩極,進行改革後隨之導致前蘇聯解體,在西方受到稱頌,在本國卻被視為讓蘇聯失去權力、使經濟崩潰的罪人。作者從不為人知的插曲與事件中,試圖了解他性格與行為的矛盾之處。他在共產黨內慢慢爬升至權力頂端,看似忠誠的追隨者,私底下卻又不然。今年適逢俄國大革命100週年,本書更顯切合時宜,也反思俄羅斯當今的景況。

The definitive biography of the transformational world leader by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Khrushchev.


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 perestroika and glasnost had permanently transformed Soviet Communism, and had made enemies of radicals on the right and left. By 1990 he, more than anyone else, had ended the Cold War, and in 1991, after barely escaping from a coup attempt, he unintentionally presided over the collapse of the Soviet Union he had tried to save. In the first comprehensive biography of the final Soviet leader, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy became the Soviet system’s gravedigger, how he clambered to the top of a system designed to keep people like him down, how he found common ground with America’s arch-conservative president Ronald Reagan, and how he permitted the USSR and its East European empire to break apart without using force to preserve them. Throughout, Taubman portrays the many sides of Gorbachev’s unique character that, by Gorbachev’s own admission, make him “difficult to understand.” Was he in fact a truly great leader, or was he brought low in the end by his own shortcomings, as well as by the unyielding forces he faced?

Drawing on interviews with Gorbachev himself, transcripts and documents from the Russian archives, and interviews with Kremlin aides and adversaries, as well as foreign leaders, Taubman’s intensely personal portrait extends to Gorbachev’s remarkable marriage to a woman he deeply loved, and to the family that they raised together. Nuanced and poignant, yet unsparing and honest, this sweeping account has all the amplitude of a great Russian novel.
90 illustrations







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誠品26碼 /2681480486003
ISBN 13 /9780393647013
ISBN 10 /0393647013
EAN /9780393647013

頁數880
尺寸24.1X15.5CM
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語言英文
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