Lenin's Tomb: The Last Days of the Soviet Empire

Category: Book
By (author): Remnick, David
Subject:  HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Awards: Pulitzer Prize (1994) Winner
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Published: April 1994
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.98in x 5.17in x 1.25in
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From The Publisher*In the tradition of John Reed's classic Ten Days That Shook the World, this bestselling account of the collapse of the Soviet Union combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. "A moving illumination . . . Remnick is the witness for us all." -Wall Street Journal.
Review Quote*An engrossing and essential addition to the human and political literature of our time." -The New York Times

The most eloquent chronicle of the Soviet empire's demise published to date.... It is hard to conceive of a work that might surpass it."-Francine du Plessix Gray, Washington Post Book World

"An eloquent and riveting oral history of an epochal moment of change." -Michael Ignatieff, The Los Angeles Times

"Remnick ... has achieved a very rare feat: to make the reader feel he has been present himself at a great turning point in history. It is a stunning book, moving and vivid from the first page to last." -Robert A. Caro

"Utterly absorbing.... If you did not have the opportunity to witness the Soviet empire in its death throes, Lenin's Tomb will take you there." -Jack F. Matlock, Jr.
Biographical NoteDavid Remnick was a reporter for The Washington Post
for ten years, including four in Moscow. He joined The
New Yorker as a writer in 1992 and has been the magazine's
editor since 1998. Mr. Remnick served as an Olympic Correspondent
and Commentator for NBC during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.