“Gorbachev: His Life and Times” with William Taubman
Thursday, November 15, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning author, William Taubman, will discuss his biography of Mikhail Gorbachev, Gorbachev: His Life and Times. Mr. Taubman is also the author of Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He and his wife, Jane Taubman, co-wrote Moscow Spring, and he is also the author of Stalin’s American Policy: from Entente to Détente to Cold War.
At a time when the US-Russian relationship is faced with new and formidable challenges, Mr. Taubman’s insights are most needed. He is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College and is a revered scholar of the Soviet Union.
“Remarkably, the two most memorable leaders of the Soviet Union in the last half of its existence now have the same superb biographer. William Taubman’s Gorbachev, like his Khrushchev, is an extraordinary achievement, full of new information, filled with shrewd judgements, a two-in-a-row triumph in the writing of great lives.” John Lewis Gaddis, Pulitzer Prize winning author of “George F. Kennan: An American Life.”