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Khrushchev: The Man And His Era
Khrushchev: The Man And His Era
 
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Author : Taubman William
Publisher : Free Press
ISBN# : 074323166X
Pages : 0
Price :INR 1485
Offer Price:INR 1322
 
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William Taubman`s brilliant biography of one of the key figures of the Soviet Union is a study in contrasts -- how the boy from a peasant background rose to the heights of power; how a single-minded, ambitious political player survived twenty years under Stalin; how he opened up to the West after Stalin`s death and yet brought the world close to oblivion in the Cuban Missile Crisis. What emerges is a fascinating picture of a man constantly torn between benevolence and malevolence -- a man who made himself cultured and yet who could never really escape his image as a bullying country bumpkin (most famously demonstrated by his interruption of Macmillan`s speech to the UN in 1960 by banging his shoe on the table -- the urbane Macmillan responded, `Mr President, perhaps we could have a translation, I could not quite follow`). William Taubman has previously edited collections of Nikita Khrushchev`s speeches and reminiscences and is completely immersed in this subject -- his biography is likely to remain the standard work for years to come.
 
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