WorldCat Identities

Shane, Scott 1954-

Works: 5 works in 31 publications in 1 language and 1,609 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Sources  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV6430.A5, 363.32516
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Scott Shane
Objective Troy : a terrorist, a president, and the rise of the drone by Scott Shane( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatic account of the cat-and-mouse game between the Obama administration and most-wanted terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki traces the President's shifting campaigns and the evolution of the robotic technology that ended Awlaki's life
Dismantling utopia : how information ended the Soviet Union by Scott Shane( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1980s the Soviet Union had matched the United States in military might and far surpassed it in the production of steel, timber, concrete, and oil. But the electronic whirlwind that was transforming the global economy had been locked out by Communist leaders. Heirs to an old Russian tradition of censorship, they had banned photocopiers, prohibited accurate maps and controlled word-for-word even the scripts of stand-up comedians. Hoping to "renew socialism" and save a Communist system in decay, Mikhail Gorbachev came to power determined to lift restrictions on the control of communications and information. What happened next is the subject of Scott Shane's brilliant account in Dismantling Utopia. On the scene in Moscow as correspondent for the Baltimore Sun, he witnessed firsthand how Gorbachev experiment produced a revolution that proved fatal to his party, his government, and his own political career. Shane's compellingly readable story is filled with memorable characters, revealing vignettes, and striking statistics. Gorbachev scarcely anticipated the information revolution "that between 1987 and 1991 swept across Soviet existence, touching every nook of daily life, battering hoary myths and lies, and ultimately eroding the foundations of Soviet power," Shane writes, "Information, the forbidden fruit, was around every corner, on everyone's mind - the young woman on the Metro with her copy of the journal Nory Mir bent open to the latest installment of Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago; scores of Muscovites elbowing one another to get a glimpse of the latest copy of Moscow News, pinned behind glass each Wednesday night at Pushkin Square; friends hustling you into their apartment direct to the TV to catch the latest sensation." Moving from television studios to KGB offices, from comedy concerts to street demonstrations, Shane explores the profound consequences of Gorbachev's initiative. As newspapers, television, books, films, and videotapes flooded the country with information about the Stalinist past, the Communist present, and life in the rest of the world, the Soviet system was driven to ruin. Shane's uncommon perspective also places one of the century's momentous events in larger context: the universal struggle of governments to keep information from the people, and the irresistible power of technology over history
Objective Troy : a terrorist, a president, and the rise of the drone by Scott Shane( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gripping and unsettling story of Anwar al-Awlaki, the once-celebrated American imam who called for moderation after 9/11, a man who ultimately directed his outsized talents to the mass murder of his fellow citizens. It follows Barack Obama's campaign against the excesses of the Bush counterterrorism programs and to hunt Awlaki down in a frantic, multi-million-dollar pursuit that would end with the death of Awlaki by a bizarre, robotic technology that is changing warfare; the drone
The Anwar al-Awlaki File : From American Citizen to Imam to Terrorist to Drone Killing( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No such agency by Scott Shane( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.30 (from 0.24 for Objective ... to 0.77 for The Anwar ...)

Dismantling utopia : how information ended the Soviet Union
Alternative Names
Scott Shane American journalist

Scott Shane Amerikanischer Journalist und Schriftsteller

Scott Shane iriseoir Meiriceánach

Scott Shane journaliste et auteur américain

Scott Shane periodista estadounidense

Scott Shane schrijver

Shane Scott

سكوت شان

English (29)