The Resource Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union, Conor O'Clery, (eaudio)

Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union, Conor O'Clery, (eaudio)

Label
Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union
Title
Moscow, December 25, 1991
Title remainder
the last day of the Soviet Union
Statement of responsibility
Conor O'Clery
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The implosion of the Soviet Union was the culmination of a gripping game played out between two men who intensely disliked each other and had different concepts for the future. Mikhail Gorbachev, a sophisticated and urbane reformer, sought to modernize and preserve the USSR; Boris Yeltsin, a coarse and a hard drinking "bulldozer," wished to destroy the union and create a capitalist Russia. The defeat of the August 1991 coup attempt, carried out by hard-line communists, shook Gorbachev's authority and was a triumph for Yeltsin. But it took four months of intrigue and double-dealing before the Soviet Union collapsed and the day arrived when Yeltsin could hustle Gorbachev out of the Kremlin, and move in as ruler of Russia. Conor O'Clery has written a unique and truly suspenseful thriller of the day the Soviet Union died. The internal power plays, the shifting alliances, the betrayals, the mysterious three colonels carrying the briefcase with the nuclear codes, and the jockeying to exploit the future are worthy of John Le Carre or Alan Furst. The Cold War's last act was a magnificent dark drama played out in the shadows of the Kremlin
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Clery, Conor
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
PerformerNote
Read by Don Hagen
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Hagen, Don
  • hoopla digital
Target audience
adult
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not applicable
Label
Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union, Conor O'Clery, (eaudio)
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Publication
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unknown
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digital storage
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unknown
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781596599802
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11258773
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
11258773
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MWT11258773
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Moscow, December 25, 1991 : the last day of the Soviet Union, Conor O'Clery, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (780 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781596599802
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11258773
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11258773
System control number
MWT11258773
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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