Against The Grain - Boris YeltsinJonathan Cape, 1990, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good - in Very Good DJ.
Yeltsin tells the inside story of the politics of Perestroika under Gorbachov, and we discover how the system can, at times, promote the rise of a highly intelligent, independent-minded boy from the most oppressed and disadvantaged class of the population - the peasantry. This makes it an invaluable document of Soviet social history.Yeltsin's unusual degree of frankness also gives us insight into the formation of his own character. When you finish this book you will know the man.