William Taubman - Gorbachev
William Taubman is the Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science Emeritus at Amherst College and the author of the just-published Gorbachev: His Life and Times. His 2003 biography, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era, won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Critics Circle Award for biography. Taubman is also the author of Stalin's American Policy: From Entente to Détente to Cold War, and co-author with his wife, retired Amherst College professor of Russian Jane Taubman, of Moscow Spring. William Taubman was president of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies in 2009 and chairs the Academic Advisory Committee of the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.