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Title:
Khrushchev on Khrushchev : an inside account of the man and his era
Author:
Khrushchev, Sergeĭ.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Little, Brown, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xiii, 423 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780316491945
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Book

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The son of Nikita Khruschev offers a personal insight into the Khruschev era.


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Library Journal Review

Sergei Khrushchev writes of his father's fall from power and final years in sometimes rambling but occasionally astute detail, rendering a sympathetic portrait that captures the impetuosity and contradictoriness for which the First Secretary is so well remembered. Born in the late 1930s, Sergei is perhaps too young to really know much about his father's role under Stalin, and his account is probably influenced by the current trend of Brezhnev-bashing, since that late statesman emerges here as the weakest and most depraved of characters. Still, this will be of interest even to casual students of the Soviet elite, and the occasional comments of the book's editor/translator, Amherst sovietologist Taubman, are a valuable check against the tricks of memory.-- Robert Decker, Columbia (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.