The Man Who Changed the World: The Lives of Mikhail S. Gorbachev

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HarperCollins, 1990 - Heads of state - 401 pages
Mikhail Gorbachev's influence on recent events in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and the entire world is nothing short of astounding. But, until now, very little has been known about Gorbachev the man. Gail Sheehy presents the most intimate, comprehensive, and lively account ever published about this intriguing world figure. 16 pages of halftones.

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Gail Sheehy is the world-renowned author of fifteen books, including "Passages", which remained on the "New York Times" bestseller list for more than three years and has been reprinted in twenty-eight languages.

As a literary journalist, Sheehy was one of the original contributors to "New York" magazine. A contributing editor to "Vanity Fair" since 1984, she won the Washington Journalism Review Award for Best Magazine Writer in America for her in-depth character portraits of national and world leaders, including both President Bushes, Bill and Hillary Clinton, former speaker of the house Newt Gingrich, former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher, former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, and Mikhail Gorbachev. Sheehy is a seven-time recipient of the New York Newswomen's Club Front Page Award for distinguished journalism. She currently resides in New York City.

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