Who s Who in Russia since 1900

Author: Martin McCauley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134772149
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
Who's Who is Russia and the Soviet Union is a unique reference guide which examines the leading political, economic, cultural, military, scientific and sporting personalities from 1900-1991. Through analysis of figures such as Stalin, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Yeltsin, Ratushinskaya and Sakharov, a comprehensive portrait of Russian and Soviet society in this era emerges. The book takes the reader up to the collapse of the Soviet Union and provides: - detailed biographical information on each leading figure - bibliographical references with entries as an aid to further research - a comprehensive glossary of Russian terms, concepts and institutions and a useful chronology of events - an accessible and user-friendly A-Z layout - an invaluable guide for students, teachers, researchers, and the general reader alike.

Walford s Guide to Reference Material Social and historical sciences philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford
Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.

Gorbachev

Author: Martin McCauley
Publisher: Editorial Dunken
ISBN: 9780582437586
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
Opens up the claustrophobic and intensely personal world of the Soviet leadership Written in light of Gorbachev's own uniquely revealing memoirs. Explores how much of what Gorbachev achieved had he intended and how much of what he failed to achieve had he misjudged? Examines how did Gorbachev make momentous changes without civil war? Gorbachev is an excellent introduction to Mikhail Gorbachev's rise and fall from power and is written in light of his own uniquely revealing memoirs. It provides an objective assessment of what happened - and why - during the momentous period of Soviet reform, failure and collapse. Mikhail Gorbachev, himself a communist, moved towards social democracy and, in doing so, dismantled a dictatorship that held Russia in a vice for over 70 years. This he achieved without civil war - it itself a huge accomplishment. Gorbachev was less successful in his attempted re-introduction of a market economy, which only sped up Russia's economic failure and he failure to diffuse the nationalist aspirations of Russia's people brought him down. Finally, his hopes of creating a Union of Sovereign States collapsed in the wake of the attempted coup against him in August 1991. Opening up the claustrophobic and intensely personal world of the Soviet leadership Martin McCauley provides an enthralling introduction to the rise and fall of Mikhail Gorbachev. Like the other titles in the Profiles in Power series, it is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Gorbachev's career. Martin McCauley University of London, is a leading authority on the Soviet era. He has written over 20 books, including Who's Who in Russia Since 1900 and The Longman Companion to Russia Since 1914. He is also a frequent broadcaster on radio and television in the US and Britain.

Who s who in America

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Vols. 28-30 accompanied by separately published parts with title: Indices and necrology.

Who s who in Jewish History

Author: Joan Comay
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415260302
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download Now
With a user-friendly A to Z layout, this volume contains 1,200 entries on the men and women who have influenced the course of Christian history. Founding fathers, monarchs, Popes, saints, philanthropists, heretics, theologians, and missionaries are profiled with detailed bibliographic information on each prominent figure. Glossary and Chronological table.

An American Engineer in Stalin s Russia

Author: Zara Witkin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780520071346
Format: PDF, ePub
Download Now
In 1932 Zara Witkin, a prominent American engineer, set off for the Soviet Union with two goals: to help build a society more just and rational than the bankrupt capitalist system at home, and to seek out the beautiful film star Emma Tsesarskaia. His memoirs offer a detailed view of Stalin's bureaucracy--entrenched planners who snubbed new methods; construction bosses whose cover-ups led to terrible disasters; engineers who plagiarized Witkin's work; workers whose pride was defeated. Punctuating this document is the tale of Witkin's passion for Tsesarskaia and the record of his friendships with journalist Eugene Lyons, planner Ernst May, and others. Witkin felt beaten in the end by the lethargy and corruption choking the greatest social experiment in history, and by a pervasive evil--the suppression of human rights and dignity by a relentless dictatorship. Finally breaking his spirit was the dissolution of his romance with Emma, his "Dark Goddess." In his lively introduction, Michael Gelb provides the historical context of Witkin's experience, details of his personal life, and insights offered by Emma Tsesarskaia in an interview in 1989.

Who s Who in World War I

Author: John Bourne
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134767528
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download Now
Featuring over 1,000 alphabetically arranged, biographical entries, Who's Who in World War One builds up a complete and vivid picture of the major figures of the Great War. The subjects are drawn not only from the political and military spheres of all thirty-two nations involved, but also from the social and cultural life of the period. This book's breadth of coverage makes it the definitive biographical guide to the First World War; * from the British air ace, Albert Ball, to the German foreign secretary, Richard von Kuhlmann * from David Lloyd George to Rasputin * from the British war poet Siegfried Sassoon to the Serbian assassin Trifko Grabez and the Emperor Wilhelm II. Each entry provides biographical data and basic factual information about its subject's role in the Great War, and in the case of major figures there is also an assessment of their reputation in the light of current scholarship. Maps, cross-referencing, a list of military ranks, a guide to further reading and a thorough introduction complete what is at once a comprehensive work of reference and a fascinating overview of a crucial period in twentieth century history.