New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
book cover of Down with Big Brother

Down with Big Brother

(1997)
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
A non fiction book by

 
In The Final Decade of the Soviet Empire, Michael Dobbs was an eyewitness to the extraordinary episodes that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution. Covering the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe for the Washington Post, Dobbs saw it all: Tito's funeral, the jubilation at the Gdansk shipyard where Solidarity was born, the euphoria and despair of Tiananmen Square, Boris Yeltsin facing down a coup. Down with Big Brother is filled with dramatic scenes and remarkable characters - heroes and villains, idealists and cynics, the tragic and the comic. On Michael Dobbs's watch, playwrights and electricians were magically transformed into presidents, while Communist Party leaders became jailbirds or newly minted tycoons. Basing his book not only on his presence at seminal events but also on hundreds of interviews, Dobbs identifies the seeds of the destruction and shows how Mikhail Gorbachev, in particular, was the unwitting inspiration for the upheaval of the empire, while he thought he could save the Communist Party by reforming it. Michael Dobbs concludes by saying that though Big Brother may be dead, his dark legacy is still alive, as we can see in the turbulence in Russia, Romania, Bosnia, and the other countries that once made up the most brutal empire of the twentieth century.

    

Similar Books by other authors...

thumb
Never Surrender
(Winston Churchill, book 2)
Michael Dobbs
thumb
Churchill's Hour
(Winston Churchill, book 3)
Michael Dobbs


Hardback Editions

February 1999 : USA Hardback

Title: Down with Big Brother
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-517-36132-9 / 978-0-517-36132-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 1997 : UK Hardback
thumb

Title: Down with Big Brother: Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-7475-3394-6 / 978-0-7475-3394-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 1997 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-679-43179-9 / 978-0-679-43179-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

January 1998 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-679-75151-3 / 978-0-679-75151-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


1997 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Down With Big Brother: the Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
ISBN: 0-7475-3395-4 / 978-0-7475-3395-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Author(s): Michael Dobbs
Publisher: Vintage
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



Search for