Twilight Of Empire: Inside The Crumbling Soviet Bloc

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Twilight Of Empire: Inside The Crumbling Soviet Bloc

By Robert Cullen
The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1991
320 pp. $21.95
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This is a collection of New Yorker-style articles, capturing the texture of change on the spot in Romania, Moscow, Latvia, Lithuania, Armenia and Azerbaijan, based on travels in these areas from late summer 1989 through 1990. Cullen works from the detail in the stories of particular individuals to make larger points about the history through which their societies were passing. The results are engaging.