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President's Holiday, The

President's Holiday, The

Penny Gold

ISBN: 9781854595751

Describes the story of the coup that overthrew Gorbachev - and the Soviet Union.

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Part political thriller and part personal drama, "The President's Holiday" is a gripping and deeply moving play about Gorbachev's final hours as President of the USSR.One late summer afternoon, a successful middle-aged man sits peacefully with his wife on the veranda of their summer house. Half an hour later, the building is swarming with secret police and heavily armed officers, and he and his family are in fear of their lives.The man is Mikhail Gorbachev, the President of the USSR, and the date is 18 August 1991.Penny Gold draws on the diaries of Raisa Gorbachev to tell the story of a family under siege and an idealist who unwittingly destroys everything for which he has fought.
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