"The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Empire is destined to become a classic. It is likely to be read and used for research far into the future by many generations...Masterfully written by a first-person eyewitness, one of the great reporters of his time." --Dan Rather
"Must reading for all who seek a clear picture of the Soviet period." --Malcolm Toon, former United States ambassador to Moscow
"Fred Coleman was not afraid to meet with the persecuted and write the truth about them...This is what makes his book significant." --Elena Bonner, Andrei Sakharov's widow
"This book is a must for anyone who wants to understand how painful it could be for a nation to part with its past." --Alexander Likhotal, chief spokesman for Mikhail Gorbachev
About the Author
Fred Coleman lives in France, where he is the European Correspondent of USA Today. He reported from Moscow between 1964 and 1995.