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The Resource Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter

Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter

Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union
Title
Age of delirium
Title remainder
the decline and fall of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
David Satter
Title variation
Decline and fall of the Soviet Union
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation
Member of
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Satter, David
Dewey number
947.084
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK266
LC item number
.S267 2001eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soviet Union
  • HISTORY
  • Soviet Union
  • Auflösung
  • Sowjetunion
Summary expansion
Feared and respected as one of the world's two great superpowers, the Soviet Union throughout the final twenty years of its life was a model of state-organized delusion. As David Satter shows in powerful detail, the leaders of the Kremlin found that when their carefully constricted facade fell apart in the late 1980s, there was nothing to prop up the crumbling ruins. Satter's book demonstrates compellingly how the Soviet people were forced to live a gigantic lie. During nearly two decades of reporting for the Financial Times and Reader's Digest, he interviewed Soviet citizens all across the vast country, not just the dissidents and party apparatchiks in Moscow but ordinary men and women. Traveling with him from coal mines and farms to bureaucratic reception halls to the nightmarish wards of punitive psychiatric hospitals to railroad stations where victims of the Communist system set up camp, the reader witnesses how an entire state was constituted on the basis of a fraudulent version of reality. In the Soviet Union, lying - at the grocery and the factory as well as the government office - was universal and obligatory, and Westerners were seldom able to penetrate the perplexing mosaic of wishful thinking and denial that camouflaged a brutal regime
Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1996
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coup -- The ideology -- Gorbachev and the party -- Truth seekers -- The workers -- The economy -- The border -- The KGB -- Internal policy -- Glasnost -- Homo Sovieticus -- The roots of fanaticism -- Ukraine -- Religion
Control code
863051483
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 424 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300087055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780300087055
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zx6q7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863051483
Label
Age of delirium : the decline and fall of the Soviet Union, David Satter
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1996
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The coup -- The ideology -- Gorbachev and the party -- Truth seekers -- The workers -- The economy -- The border -- The KGB -- Internal policy -- Glasnost -- Homo Sovieticus -- The roots of fanaticism -- Ukraine -- Religion
Control code
863051483
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 424 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300087055
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9780300087055
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt2zx6q7
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)863051483

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