Library Ed. Recorded Books 2003
CS ISBN 1402513623 $52.00 Four cassettes
CD ISBN 1402557485 $59.00/ $11.50(R) Five CDs
A brief treatise discusses the rise and fall of communism in the Soviet Union and touches upon its advent in Asia. The author clearly does not believe in Marxism, much less the way it has been put into practice. He believes that the fall of the Soviet Union has permanently discredited communism. Perhaps it's something most of us Americans would like to believe. I know I would. But it's too early to drive the last nail into the commie coffin. Aside from such an unwarranted assumption and anti-Marxist bias, the facts are clearly laid out with personality and humor. George Wilson reads them in the same expressive, measured tones that make him so ideal for nonfiction. Y.R.
(c) AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/MAY 04]