From Library Journal
This is the second and last volume of memoirs of the Soviet physicist who created the hydrogen bomb and later won a Nobel Peace prize. Freed from exile by Gorbachev, Sakharov became an ardent voice for democratic reform, environmental concern, and rights for Soviet minorities. Through meetings abroad with foreign leaders and visits to troubled Soviet borderlands, he developed a new public role. Elected as a delegate of the Academic of Sciences to the 1989 Congress of People's Deputies, he became a prominent figure in the national debate over perestroika. The closing chapters in the life of one of the world's leading scientists and humanitarians belongs with the first volume, Memoirs ( LJ 6/1/90), in all libraries. Memoirs is one of LJ' s "Best Books of 1990"; see the "Best Books" article beginning on p. 50--Ed.- Rena Fowler, Northern Michigan Univ., Marquette
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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Russian