Khrushchev and the First Russian Spring

Khrushchev and the First Russian Spring

The Era of Khrushchev Through the Eyes of His Advisor

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
One of Khrushchev's closest advisors reveals the inside story of how the road to glasnost and perestroika began with Khrushchev's 1956 "secret speech" to the Twentieth Party Congress, which sparked the dismantling of Stalinism.

Blackwell North Amer
The road to glasnost and perestroika begins with Khrushchev. It was his "secret speech" to the Twentieth Party Congress in 1956 which for the first time publicly acknowledged the horrors of Stalinism and began the dismantling of the stultifying Stalin cult.
One of Khrushchev's closest advisers, Fedor Burlatsky, whose relationship with Khrushchev was similar to Ted Sorensen's with President Kennedy, has now written the true story of the Khrushchev years, as he saw them from the inside. Here are his personal recollections of Khrushchev, whom he accompanied on six visits abroad, of Andropov with whom he worked very closely, of Suslov, Kosygin, Shelepin and other figures of the time, of meetings with Tito, Kadar and Mao Tse-tung, and of advisers in the corridors of power in the Kremlin and the highest offices of the Soviet state. He vividly describes the dramatic struggle for and against reform, and provides a unique window onto Soviet Russia's past, present and future.
For twenty years Khrushchev's name was almost taboo and his achievement unrecorded. Burlatsky, writing as only an insider could, shows how the semi-literate peasant reached the pinnacle of power and paved the way for the new Soviet Union.

Publisher: New York : Scribner's : Maxwell Macmillan International, [1991]
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780684194196
Branch Call Number: 947.0852 KHRUS BURLA
Characteristics: 286 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Burlat︠s︡kiĭ, Fedor 1927-2014
Notes: "A Robert Stewart book."


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