Down with Big Brother
Finalist - PEN award for non-fiction
"A riveting panoramic narrative...one of the best first drafts of history currently available." Los Angeles Times
"Combines the astonished gaze of an eyewitness with the deeper knowledge of a historian, providing a vivid, insightful account of what happened." New York Times
"Ranks very high among the plethora of books about the fall of the Soviet Union. It is possibly the most vividly written of the lot." Adam Ulam, Washington Post
"Dobbs does a marvelous job of telling this story in his fast-paced and well-written book...a thrilling panorama of one of the great stories of our time...a wonderful anecdotal history of a great drama." San Francisco Chronicle.
"No one knows the story better...Combining the energy of a master reporter and the care of a real historian, Dobbs focuses on the crucial moments of imperial collapse. He seems to have been on every scene and in every archive."
David Remnick, author, Lenin's Tomb.