Revolution 1989

The Fall of the Soviet Empire
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Product Number: C5084
Released: Oct 16, 2009
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ISBN: #9781440750717
Narrator/s: Paul Hecht
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Revolution 1989 by British journalist Victor Sebestyen is a comprehensive and revealing account of those dizzying days that toppled Soviet tyranny and changed the world. For more than 40 years, communism held eight European nations in its iron fist. Yet by the end of 1989, all of these nations had thrown off communism, declared independence, and embarked on the road to democracy.

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Author(s): Victor Sebestyen
Genre: History

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Revolution 1989
Product Number: BX00005446
Product Number:C5084
Product Number:Z2486

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Author(s): Victor Sebestyen
Narrator(s): Paul Hecht
Genre: History
Product Number Z2486
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456129682

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"Sebestyen's history fills in many blanks for the listener on what really happened in each Eastern European Soviet bloc nation as it seized the sudden opportunity to free itself from Stalinist communism. The events were utterly unexpected by nearly everybody concerned, including the U.S. and the Soviets themselves. Both massive debt and the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev played critical parts. Paul Hecht narrates with dispassionate interest, pronouncing difficult words and parsing each sentence logically. Hecht stresses the key information without drama or high emotion. The focus is on Romania, Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and East Germany; there's not much about the other satellites or Russia itself. This is a learning experience par excellence. D.R.W. (c) AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine"

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