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  • The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russiaby Archie Brown

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 44.00

    In The Demise of Marxism-Leninism in Russia , distinguished specialists chart the rise of new thinking on the Soviet system and the decline and fall of Marxism-Leninism in the late Soviet period. They also discuss the failure of Marxism-Leninism to make a comeback in post-Soviet Russia. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding the... more...

  • Seven Years that Changed the Worldby Archie Brown

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 35.99

    A rigorously argued and lively interpretation of the transformation of the Soviet system, written by a leading authority on Soviet politics. This thoroughly researched book draws on new archival sources and puts perestroika in fresh perspective. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Communismby Archie Brown

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 16.49

    ?A work of considerable delicacy and nuance?.Brown has crafted a readable and judicious account of Communist history?that is both controversial and commonsensical.? ?Salon.com ?Ranging wisely and lucidly across the decades and around the world, this is a splendid book.? ?William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and His... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Communismby Archie Brown

    Random House 2010; US$ 18.32

    Winner of the 2010 W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize for Best Political Science Book of the Year 2010 The relentless rise of Communism was the most momentous political development of the first half of the twentieth century. No political change has been more fundamental than its demise in Europe and its decline elsewhere. In this hugely acclaimed book Archie... more...

  • The Myth of the Strong Leaderby Archie Brown

    Random House 2014; US$ 16.91

    Archie Brown challenges the widespread belief that 'strong leaders', dominate individual wielders of power, are the most successful and admirable. Within authoritarian regimes, a collective leadership is a lesser evil compared with a personal dictatorship. Within democracies, although ?strong leaders? are seldom as strong or independent as they... more...

  • Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Putinby Archie Brown; Lilia Shevtsova

    Brookings Institution Press 2013; US$ 12.99

    This volume analyzes various aspects of the political leadership during the collapse of the Soviet Union and formation of a new Russia. Comparing the rule of Mikhail Gorbachev, Boris Yeltsin, and Vladimir Putin, the book reflects upon their goals, governing style, and sources of influenceas well as factors that influenced their activities and complicated... more...

  • Conversations with Gorbachevby Mikhail Gorbachev; Zdenek Mlynar; George Shriver; Archie Brown

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    Mikhail Gorbachev and Zdenek Mlynar were friends for half a century, since they first crossed paths as students in 1950. Although one was a Russian and the other a Czech, they were both ardent supporters of communism and socialism. One took part in laying the groundwork for and carrying out the Prague spring; the other opened a new political era in... more...

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