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Gorbachev by Zhores A. Medvedev

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Published by Norton in New York .
Written in English


  • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, -- 1931-,
  • Heads of state -- Soviet Union -- Biography.,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementZhores A. Medvedev.
LC ClassificationsDK290.3.G67 M43 1986, DK290.3.G67 M43 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 272 p. ;
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15082639M
ISBN 100393023087
LC Control Number86008753

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