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Isserman Writes Bookforum Feature Review

By Vige Barrie
Posted November 20, 2009
Tags Hamilton In the News History Maurice Isserman Russian History
Maurice Isserman, the James L. Ferguson Professor of History, dissects the collapse of the Soviet Empire in “Reds, Menaced - Taking measure of the unlamented socialist paradise, twenty years after its demise,” the lead feature article in the December/January issue of Bookforum magazine. Isserman discusses the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc countries in a review of three newly published books that address the topic. They include Hungarian-born British journalist Victor Sebestyen's Revolution 1989, Oxford University historian David Priestland's The Red Flag and Russian historian and novelist Constantine Pleshakov’s There Is No Freedom Without Bread!

provides coverage by and about the world's best writers on a broad range of topics “from fiction to philosophy, politics to the arts,” according to the publication. Published five times a year, the magazine has been described by the Village Voice as “a showcase for rigorous and elegant writing.”


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