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This book is well written, well researched, in all a smooth read despite its 650-page length.
Taubman's work excels as a readable biography of Khrushchev, and also provides depth on the inter-party squabbles of the time.
Once a great admirer of Stalin's, Khrushchev became known for the "Khrushchev thaw".
Khrushchev could have been Gorbachev a generation earlier, but his wild personality and events beyond his control led to his downfall. Everything you could want to know is here.Published 1 month ago by John Desmond
I thought the narrative of the book was poorly done. It was like a skilled librarian cut and pasted a group of articles together and it makes for an unenjoyable read. Read morePublished 1 month ago by happy listener
A classic biography, and a superbly rendered portrait of a fascinating character.Published 1 month ago by Gregory M
Valuable insight to a key era of Communism and the mistakes that led to its inherent failures.
A peasant Premier with near infinite power destroyed himself and risked the... Read more
I decided I wanted to find out more about the man that prompted me to hide under my desk with my coat over my head in school (duck and cover techniques), more than shoe banging and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by J. I. Cothrell
Taubman finally had an opportunity to present the real Khrushchev. He was never able to distance his ties to Stalin, probably because he was mentally wired to the same sadistic... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Francis
it gives a lot of historic information And helps to undestand Rússia today. The book is based on Very good reses. R. C h.Published 8 months ago by Luiz Marrey