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Easton Press, Mikhail Gorbachev "PERESTROIKA" Signed Limited Edition No. 170 of 250 [Very Fine]
Easton Press, Mikhail Gorbachev "PERESTROIKA" Signed Limited Edition of only 250

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As New in the original shrink-wrap, which was slipped off the book only once to verify the autograph and number. Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase. A wonderful bright clean copy without any marks, writing, or stamps. No bookplates attached or indication of any removed. Unread book with tight spine, and free of any scratches to the gilded page edges. No bumped corners.

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Publisher: Easton Press 1994
Edition: Easton Press 1994
Binding: Full genuine leather
Illustrator: Signed Limited Edition of 250
Dimensions: 9.0" x 6.0" x 1.5"

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Product Code: 91-124

Description About the author SIGNATURE AUTHENTICITY

Personally hand signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, the former President of the Soviet Union and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

Easton Press. Norwalk, CT. 1994 "Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World" Mikhail Gorbachev. Signed Limited Edition. Full genuine leather. Limited to only 250 signed and numbered copies. This is number 170. "SIGNED LIMITED EDITION" as stated on the title page. Original publisher issued cloth slipcase. One of the most rare and valuable Easton Press signed limited editions ever produced. A collector's heirloom edition that is luxuriously bound in full premium leather. A very fine signed copy in the original shrink-wrap, which was removed only once to verify autograph and number.

Octavo, original full burgundy morocco gilt, raised bands, watered silk endpapers, all edges gilt, with original cloth slipcase.

About the book

This book (Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World) was written just a few years before the Soviet Union collapse, yet provides vital clues to explain the then impending collapse. In the first 30 pages of the book, Gorbachev provides a searing indictment of Soviet society. The economy couldn't produce useful goods and services. The people were demoralized. And the Communist Party, which controlled the government, perpetuated these and numerous other dysfunctional social systems through its top-down mode of operation.

Attempting to revitalize Soviet society, in the mid 1980's, the party finally began its "glasnost" (opening up) and "perestroika" (restructuring) campaigns. Glasnost was an attempt to allow people to freely criticize the government. Perestroika was the attempt to reform and restructure the economy. But these were either too little or too late. The collapse came anyway.

The mystery in the Western world was why it seemingly happened so quickly, and why no one in the West anticipated it. Gorbachev's description of Soviet society illuminates that the collapse did not happen quickly; it had been developing for decades. In a simple phrase, socialism as practiced by the Soviets just did not work. Gorbachev attributes the problems in Soviet society to the government's top-down management style. Orders came from the top. Everyone else was conditioned to simply obey.

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Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations

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