Yeltsin: A Life

Yeltsin: A Life

by Timothy J. Colton

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In this penetrating biography, Timothy J. Colton—one of the English-speaking world's foremost experts on Russia—traces the life and struggles of Russia's first popularly elected president, Boris Yeltsin. Colton vividly narrates the life of a man who rose from agrarian roots to forge a new destiny for Russia and whose attempt at bringing democracy to his countrymen remains one of the great unfinished stories of our time. Yeltsin provides a refreshing portrait of this controversial yet critical leader who buried the Soviet Union and birthed its troubled heir.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780465012725
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 08/23/2011
Edition description: First Trade Paper Edition
Pages: 640
Sales rank: 765,585
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

About the Author

Timothy J. Colton is Morris and Anna Feldberg Professor of Government and Russian Studies and Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University. The author of numerous books and articles on Soviet history and politics, he lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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Yeltsin: A Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
jrmlsc More than 1 year ago
Author has done a great job researching Yeltsin but has destroyed it with his writing style. He seems to want to impress the reader with his long, convoluted sentences, and he then embellishes his otherwise interesting content with words chosen to test the most sophisiticated vocabulary.