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Back in the U.S.S.R.: An American Family Returns to Moscow

Schecter, Jerrold L., and Schecter, Leona, et al.

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ISBN 10: 0684189968 / ISBN 13: 9780684189963
Published by Scribner, New York, 1988
Condition: Very good Hardcover
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24 cm, 468 pages. Illus., endpaper maps, index. Presentation copy signed by both authors.Jerry Schecter headed the Time-Life Bureau in Moscow. Bookseller Inventory # 54660

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Title: Back in the U.S.S.R.: An American Family ...

Publisher: Scribner, New York

Publication Date: 1988

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Dust Jacket Condition: very good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Printing.

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Discusses Gorbachev's glasnost and perestroika policies and their influences on everyday society and an analysis of what the future holds for the Soviet Union

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The Schecter parents and their five children wrote An American Family in Moscow after spending 1968 through 1970 there, where Jerrold Schecter was the Time-Life correspondent. Returning with a film crew during 1987, the authors numbered 10, including three of the siblings' spouses. Each observer-reporter explored areas of particular interest and the result is this encouraging, revealing book. While not predicting an altogether amicable relationship between the U.S.S.R. and the U.S., the writers cite changes in the formerly repressive atmosphere affecting the arts, schools, society, science, etc. Gorbachev's goals for progress and the new openness may not be achieved immediately, the Schecters agree, but he has made a beginning, despite obstructionists. There are, they stress, major economic problems challenging glasnost and perestroika , as well as increased demands by dissidents. But the authors also offer accounts promising hope for a better future and world peace. Significantly, the Schecters' Russian friends met them in public this visit, instead of secretly as in former days.
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