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Conversations with Gorbachev: On Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism

 
 
 
 
Conversations with Gorbachev: On Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism
Author: Mikhail Gorbachev - Zdenek Mlynar
ISBN 13: 9780231118651
ISBN 10: 231118651
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: 2003-10-29
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $27.95
 
 

Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. In 1993 they decided that their conversations might be of interest to others and so they began to tape-record them. From reminiscences of their starry-eyed university days to reflections on the use of force to "save socialism" to contemplation of the end of the cold war, here is a far more candid picture of Gorbachev than we have ever seen before.