From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and his Era comes the definitive volume on one of the most important and controversial figures of the 20th century, Mikhail Gorbachev.  In conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird, William Taubman discusses Gorbachev’s contested place in history: a hero or inept politician who let the Soviet Empire collapse.  

Co-presented with Leon Levy Center at CUNY.

William Taubman photo © Michele Stapleton