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"...an extraordinary confluence of observation, hard work, knowledge, and reflection; a better book by a journalist on the withdrawing roar of the Soviet Union is hard to imagine." --The New York Times Book Review
David Remnick in "Lenin's Tomb" writes a fascinating book on the demise of the Soviet Union.
He combines all these personal stories into one great book that explains and analyzes why and how this happened.
It's fun to follow him track down figures and weasel his way to get access to whoever he wants to talk with.
A fascinating and extraordinary well-researched and well-told history of the fall of the Soviet Union.Published 26 days ago by International business traveler
Incredible story of the author's first hand insight and observations of the Russia very few have a chance to see or be near.Published 4 months ago by Maria T. Erdo
Overlong, but nonetheless a wonderfully cogent review of the collapse of the gargantuan, lumbering bureaucracy of the USSR, probably the greatest such structure (outside that of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Jim F. Baughman
I began reading this with great interest, but it slowly lost my interest since it delves deeply into the political situation in Russia before Putin and after Gorbechov. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Gloria
I was visiting/studying in the Soviet Union during the short-lived re-Stalinization of the USSR under Breznhev and the dreary haunting memories came vividly back when reading this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert L. Bridges
I'm not a big fan as to how the book is organized and flows from one chapter to the next, but I strongly endorse the author's efforts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Henry Bright
I could not put this book down! Through multiple in depth interviews with individuals across the 9 times zones that is Russia, up and down the economic scale, across the political... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sandra
David Remnick’s book “Lenin’s Tomb…” is a gem; thorough, informative and instructive. He traveled the length and breadth of former Soviet Union countries, interviewed leaders of... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Bruce E. McLeod Jr.