Against the Grain - Boris YeltsinSimon & Schuster, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and top corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Seldom has a man so close to the centre of power written so openly about his country, his society, and its leaders. But Boris Yeltsin is not cut from the mould of typical politicians — and especially not of typical Soviet politicians. Yeltsin’s outspoken criticism of the inadequacies of perestroika and of Mikhail Gorbachev has received international attention. His attacks have been so vehement and relentless that, in 1987, Gorbachev had him removed from the Politburo and the Party. But Yeltsin’s dismissal only added to his popularity, and in 1989, he was elected as a delegate to the People’s Parliament by a staggering 89 percent of the electorate. Against the Grain is the exhilarating story of Boris Yeltsin’s rise and fall— and rise again — and of his unending battle to improve the quality of life for his people.”