Conor O'Clery

Journalist Conor O'Clery holds a unique perspective on the last years of the Soviet Union, having opened the first foreign bureau in Moscow for The Irish Times in 1987. He was subsequently foreign correspondent in Washington, Beijing and New York. One of the most respected journalists in Ireland, he twice won Irish Journalist of the Year. He has written eight previous books.

  • Moscow, December 25, 1991

    By Conor O'Clery

    Read by Don Hagen

    The Last Day of the Soviet Union

    Conor O'Clery has written a unique and truly suspenseful thriller of the day the Soviet Union died.

    "A clear and exciting account of these momentous times...Crammed with fascinating and telling detail, it describes Mikhail Gorbachev's final evening as President of the USSR, with a series of flashbacks to the events that led to the hauling down of the Red Flag from the Kremlin. It also explores and illuminates the bristling personal rivalry and loathing that crackled between Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin. It is a marvelous read and would make an unmissable TV docu-drama." - Daily Mail (UK)

    Released August 23, 2016
    English, Unabridged