"I thoroughly enjoyed The Year That Changed the World.
It is a gripping, colorful account of the rush of events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Soviet empire. It is also a convincing reappraisal of where credit lies and what lessons should be drawn for U.S. leadership." -- JAMES HOGE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS
" A coolheaded reconsideration of the revolutionary fervor that tore down the Iron Curtain in 1989...Meyer skillfully g rasps the crux of these events and ably conveys their remarkable significance. Meyer 'liberates' the record with sagacity, precision and remarkable clarity." -- KIRKUS REVIEWS (STARRED REVIEW)
"The twentieth century ended with a bang in 1989 and Michael Meyer has vividly captured the drama, import and energy of that fascinating year....This is a riveting, rollicking read with many surprises along the way." -- FAREED ZAKARIA, AUTHOR OF THE POST-AMERICAN WORLD
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About the Author
Michael Meyer is currently Director of Communications for the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Between 1988 and 1992, he was Newsweek
's Bureau Chief for Germany
, Central Europe and the Balkans, writing more than twenty cover stories on the break-up of communist Europe
and German unification. He is the winner of two Overseas Press Club Awards and appears regularly as a commentator for MSNBC, CNN, Fox News, C-Span, NPR and other broadcast network. He previously worked at the Washington Post
and Congressional Quarterly
. He is the author of the Alexander Complex
(Times Books, 1989), an examination of the psychology of American empire builders. He lives in New York City.