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Neo Revolutionary Messages: Russia's August 1991 Coup [Kindle Edition]

Duane Gundrum

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Book Description

On August 19, 1991, and for a period lasting approximately seventy-two hours, the government of the Soviet Union was overthrown. The Soviet Union, at the time one of the world’s two superpowers, experienced a coup d’etat by hard-line leaders of that nation. The Soviet Union had survived coups d’etat in the past, often resulting in a change of leadership from one communist regime to yet another. However, to the people on the streets, all that really changed was that the names of the leaders; the government remained much the same as before the putsch. On this date, however, not only did the coup d’etat fail, but its failure brought to international recognition a previously unknown Russian leader, Boris Yeltsin, who then inherited the mantle of power as the Soviet Union collapsed upon itself soon after the coup d’etat was overcome.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2513 KB
  • Print Length: 88 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004WSQFMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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More About the Author

Duane Gundrum (1965-Present) is the author of numerous novels, short stories and articles. His first published book was Innocent Until Proven Guilty, a mystery/suspense novel taking place in the corporate world of Los Angeles. His second book was Thompson's Bounty, a science fiction adventure involving a Coast Guard cutter that is pulled back in time to encounter a rivalry between a swashbuckling pirate and his former commander, an English admiral who will stop at nothing to bring him to justice.

Born in Santa Monica, California, where he grew up before finishing up high school in Moorpark, California), he attended the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the US Army for a number of years in counterintelligence. Later, he was an investigator, a web page designer, and then a low level programmer for a software gaming company. He is the designer of numerous games, including Prisoner of Z'anth and US Air Force's Strategic Air Command. He then went on to complete degrees at San Francisco State University, Western Michigan University and the University of the Pacific. He holds master's degrees in communication and political science. He did his Phd work in political science at Western Michigan University.

Duane currently works in the health care field, creating and maintaining web content for a large hospital system.

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