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Yousuf Karsh, master photographer of the 20th century

Mikhail Gorbachev

Rare special permission was granted to editor Michael Karlen to create a color version of a black and white portrait of Mikhail Gorbachev by Yousuf Karsh for Karlen’s book Mikhail Gorbachev: Essential Thoughts, and the Russian-language version is out soon.

“This book sets out, in a concise form, the ideas and ideals, the spirit and vision that guided Mikhail Gorbachev in his world-changing agenda. This wealth of wisdom is an invaluable resource for overcoming the huge social and environmental challenges that humanity faces today. The book’s editor, Michael S. Karlen, has selected text passages from books, speeches, letters and interviews, some never before available in English. They shed light on a number of current topics such as the new political thinking, leadership and responsibility, US-Russia relations, climate change and more.”