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Old 23 August 2019, 13:01
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I recently finished the biography of Mikhail Gorbachev written by William Taubman (full name of the book is Gorbachev: His Life and Time). I found it to be both very well researched and written; the author rigorously studied memoirs, journal notes, and interviews of many of Gorbachev's aides and family members, friends and foes.

My initial motivation to dive into this book was to learn more about the events that took place before the Berlin Wall collapse, given that this year is its 30th anniversary. But now, after the Severodvinsk "incident", I cannot but compare and contrast actions and reactions of Putin now and Gorbachev during the Chernobyl disaster.

To sum it up, it is a good quality read, IMHO.
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Old 23 August 2019, 13:11
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GWAG--if you enjoyed that, I might recommend any of Vlad Zubok's books.
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I must confess that I don't read as much as I'd like too, but I do make up for it by listening to audiobooks while I'm commuting to and from work and while I'm doing chores around the house. my current list is
Viper pilot: by Dan Hampton
The Hunter Killers: by the same hunter
Last Stand at Khe Sahn: by Gregg Jones
and Finally Night Hunters: evolution of the AC-130 gunship
A man's worth is no greater than the worth of his ambitions.
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