One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times
From the editor of The New Yorker a riveting account of the collapse of the Soviet Union, which has become the standard book on the subject. Lenin s Tomb combines the global vision of the best historical scholarship with the immediacy of eyewitness journalism. Remnick takes us through the tumultuous 75-year period of Communist rule leading up to the collapse and gives us the voices of those who lived through it, from democratic activists to Party members, from anti-Semites to Holocaust survivors, from Gorbachev to Yeltsin to Sakharov. An extraordinary history of an empire undone, Lenin s Tomb stands as essential reading for our times.