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The Resource The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy

The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy

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The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union
Title
The last empire
Title remainder
the final days of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Serhii Plokhy
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A prize-winning historian describes the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, dispelling the myth that the event was spurred on in part by the close relationship between George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Drawing on recently declassified documents and original interviews with key participants, Plokhy presents a bold new interpretation of the Soviet Union’s final months and argues that the key to the Soviet collapse was the inability of the two largest Soviet republics, Russia and Ukraine, to agree on the continuing existence of a unified state. By attributing the Soviet collapse to the impact of American actions, US policy makers overrated their own capacities in toppling and rebuilding foreign regimes. Not only was the key American role in the demise of the Soviet Union a myth, but this misplaced belief has guided--and haunted--American foreign policy ever since
Writing style
Award
Lionel Gelber Prize (Canada), 2015.
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10311742
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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1957-
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Plokhy, Serhii
Dewey number
947.085/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK286
LC item number
.P62 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Nationalism
  • Nationalism
  • Cold War
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
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the final days of the Soviet Union
Label
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 489 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465056965
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)859186452
Label
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union, Serhii Plokhy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-460) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xxii, 489 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780465056965
Isbn Type
(hc)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)859186452

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