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Count Sergei Witte and the twilight of imperial Russia : a biography

Author: Sidney Harcave
Publisher: Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Sergie Witte (1849-1915), who served as finance minister and later premier of Russia, was a remarkable character, a man of enormous energy and talent. He played a major role in the construction of Russia's transcontinental railroad system, pushing Russia onto the path of a belated industrialization and modernization.".
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Harcave, Sidney, 1916-
Count Sergei Witte and the twilight of imperial Russia.
Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, c2004
(OCoLC)607285348
Named Person: S I︠U︡ Vitte, graf; S IU Vitte, graf; S I︠U︡ Vitte, graf
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Harcave
ISBN: 0765614227 9780765614223
OCLC Number: 52979235
Description: vii, 323 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The formative years, 1849-1865 --
The Odessa years, 1865-1879 --
St. Petersburg and Kiev, 1879-1891 --
Monsieur Vite, 1889-1892 --
Minister of Finance, 1892-1894 --
A new reign, an old course, 1894-1896 --
The Witte system in operation, 1892-1899 --
Questions of war and peace, 1896-1899 --
Decline and fall, 1899-1903 --
A mere spectator, 1903-1904 --
Political spring, July-December 1904 --
In the wake of Bloody Sunday, January-June 1905 --
Peace with honor? --
Return home --
Out of the frying pan, into the fire --
Honeymoon? : the first ten days --
Keeping the promise of October 17 --
Revolution and counterrevolution --
"The loan that saved Russia" --
Implementing the October Manifesto --
The last lap --
Exile? : assassination? : May 1906-June 1907 --
The Stolypin years, June 1907-September 1911 --
Last years, 1911-1915.
Responsibility: Sidney Harcave.
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