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Michael Dobbs
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Now a U.S. citizen, Michael Dobbs was born and educated in Britain, with fellowships at Princeton and Harvard. He spent much of his career as a reporter for The Washington Post, for which he covered the collapse of communism. His previous books include One Minute to Midnight, and Down with Big Brother: The Fall of the Soviet Empire, a finalist for the 1997 PEN award for nonfiction.

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Down with Big Brother
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 1998
Price: $21.95

As Washington Post correspondent in Moscow, Warsaw, and Yugoslavia in the final decade of the Soviet empire, Michael Dobbs had a ringside seat to the extraordinary events that led to the unraveling of the Bolshevik Revolution.  From Tito's funeral to the birth of Solidarity in the Gdansk shipyard, from the tragedy of... Read more >
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Down with Big Brother
The Fall of the Soviet Empire
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $14.99

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One Minute to Midnight
Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $18.00

In October 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union came to the brink of nuclear conflict over the placement of Soviet missiles in Cuba. In this hour-by-hour chronicle of those tense days, veteran Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs reveals just how close we... Read more >
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One Minute to Midnight

Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 3, 2008
Price: $13.99

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Saboteurs
The Nazi Raid on America
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 2005
Price: $17.00

In 1942, Hitler's Nazi regime trained eight operatives for a mission to infiltrate America and do devastating damage to its infrastructure. It was a plot that proved historically remarkable for two reasons: the surprising extent of its success and the astounding nature of its failure. Soon after two U-Boats packed with... Read more >
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Saboteurs
The Nazi Raid on America
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $13.99

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Six Months in 1945
FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95

When Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin met in Yalta in February 1945, Hitler’s armies were on the run, and victory was imminent. The Big Three wanted to draft a blueprint for a lasting peace—but instead they set the stage for a forty-four year division of Europe into Soviet and Western spheres of... Read more >
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Six Months in 1945
FDR, Stalin, Churchill, and Truman--from World War to Cold War
Written by Michael Dobbs


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $13.99

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