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Michael Kort (born 1944) is an American historian, academic, and author who studies and has written extensively about the history of the Soviet Union. He teaches at Boston University.


Michael Kort was born in 1944. He received a B.A. in history from Johns Hopkins University, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Russian history from New York University.[1]

He lives in Massachusetts.



  • Mikhail Gorbachev
  • Nikita Krushchev


  • The Soviet Union: History, Culture, Geography
  • The Soviet Colossus: A History of the U.S.S.R., 1990[1]
  • Modernization and Revolution in China. (co‚ÄĎauthor with June Grasso and Jay Corrin), 1991[1]
  • The Columbia Guide to the Cold War, 1998[1]
  • The Columbia Guide to Hiroshima and the Bomb, 2007[1]

Other nonfictionEdit

  • The Rise and Fall of the Soviet Union, 1992
  • Marxism in Power, 1993
  • A Brief History of Russia, 2008[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Kort". Archived from the original on 2011-05-22. Retrieved 2011-03-12.