Gerard DeGroot reviews books about the fall of communism

By Gerard DeGroot
Sunday, November 1, 2009

TEAR DOWN THIS WALL

A City, a President, and the Speech That Ended the Cold War

By Romesh Ratnesar

Simon & Schuster, 229 pp., $27

UNCIVIL SOCIETY

1989 and the Implosion of the Communist Establishment

By Stephen Kotkin

Modern Library, 197 pp., $24

THERE IS NO FREEDOM WITHOUT BREAD!

1989 and the Civil War That Brought Down Communism

By Constantine Pleshakov

Farrar Straus Giroux, 289 pp., $26


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