William Taubman | Gorbachev: His Life and Times
Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 7:00 PM
Jimmy Carter Presidential Library
441 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Taubman discusses and signs copies of his book "Gorbachev: His Life and Times," the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, the last leader of the Soviet Union.
About the Book
In the first comprehensive biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, William Taubman shows how a peasant boy clambered to the top of a system designed to keep people like him down, found common ground with America’s arch-conservative president Ronald Reagan, and permitted the USSR and its East European empire to break apart without using force to preserve them. Drawing on interviews with Gorbachev himself, transcripts and documents from the Russian archives, and interviews with Kremlin aides and adversaries, Taubman’s intensely personal portrait extends to Gorbachev’s remarkable marriage to a woman he deeply loved. Nuanced and poignant, yet unsparing and honest, this sweeping account has all the amplitude of a great Russian novel.
If you are unable to attend this event, you may pre-order a signed copy below.
About the Author
William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College. His biography, "Khrushchev: The Man and His Era," won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.