Down with Big Brother

Down with Big Brother : Fall of the Soviet Empire

4.23 (206 ratings by Goodreads)
  • Hardback
By (author) 

List price: US$26.87

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


The author of this volume was present during the final decade of the Soviet empire, first for Reuters, then for the "Washington Post". While Dobbs watched, playwrights and elctricians were transformed into presidents, while Communist Party leaders became jailbirds or newly-minted tycoons. He identifies the seeds of destruction, and shows how Mikhail Gorbachev, in particular, was the unwitting inspiration for the upheaval of the empire, while he thought he could save the Communist Party by reforming it. Dobbs' conclusion is that though Big Brother may be dead, his dark legacy is still alive in the turbulence in Russia, Romania, Bosnia and other countries that once made up the most brutal empire of the 20th century.
show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 513 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 42mm | 780.19g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747533946
  • 9780747533948

Rating details

206 ratings
4.23 out of 5 stars
5 41% (85)
4 44% (91)
3 12% (25)
2 1% (3)
1 1% (2)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X