Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped. Stated First Edition. 469 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0. Although they profess liberalism and modernity, the leaders of the Kremlin today are actually carrying on the repressive traditions of Russian rulers from Ivan the Terrible to Josef Stalin. Lively, persuasive, enlightening and comprehensive, this is a major work by a first-rate journalist.