Explores the historical events leading up to and following the fall of the Soviet Union. Looks at controversies surrounding the event such as the perceived failure of perestroika, the coup of 1991, the vote of the Soviet people to preserve the Soviet Union, and the outside world's contribution. Also offers personal narratives of life before and after the collapse.
"These titles are a high quality collection of essays centered around a specific topic. The books are well-organized and visually welcoming to student researchers."
--Library Media Connections, October 2010
Price: US $42.45