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The education of a Canadian : my life as a scholar and activist

Author: H Gordon Skilling
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : Published for Carleton University by McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A memoir of one of Canada's pre-eminent and honored scholars that records a life devoted to understanding both the history and destiny of world communism. It captures conversations with writers,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Biographies
Named Person: H Gordon Skilling; H Gordon Skilling; H Gordon Skilling; H Gordon Skilling; Harold Gordon Skilling
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: H Gordon Skilling
ISBN: 088629357X 9780886293574
OCLC Number: 43283062
Description: xiii, 450 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Vaclav Havel --
1. Death of a Country --
2. Growing Up on College Street --
3. Becoming a Socialist: Toronto --
4. Moving to the Left: Oxford --
5. Embarking on Czech Studies: London and Prague --
6. The War Years: The Midwest and Montreal --
7. The "Wisconsin Idea" and the United Nations --
8. The Cold War Begins: Stalinism in Prague --
9. The Cold War Deepens: McCarthyism in the U.S. --
10. Russian and East European Studies: Toronto --
11. Probing the Enigma of Communism --
12. Journeys East from Vienna --
13. A Summer of Ferment: Prague and Bratislava --
14. The Interrupted Revolution --
15. Neo-Stalinism: Socialism with Goose-Flesh --
16. Charter 77 --
17. In Defence of Human Rights --
18. An Emerging Civil Society: Vaclav Havel --
19. The Velvet Revolution: Independence and Partition.
Responsibility: H. Gordon Skilling.
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