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The life and times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939 : American businessman, philanthropist, and a founder of Russian studies in America

Author: Norman E Saul
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships with many prominent Russians in political, cultural, and artistic spheres. Crane spent a considerable amount of his own time and resources in his attempts to educate Americans about the Russian people. By  Read more...
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(OCoLC)822971513
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Saul, Norman E.
Life and times of Charles R. Crane, 1858-1939.
Lanham : Lexington Books, [2013]
(DLC) 2012048399
(OCoLC)822971513
Named Person: Charles Richard Crane; Charles Richard Crane; Charles Richard Crane
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman E Saul
ISBN: 9780739177464 073917746X
OCLC Number: 853654375
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 317 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures; Preface and Acknowledgments; Glossary of Abbreviations in Notes; Technical Notes; 1 A Chicago Wanderer: Family, Friends, and Associates; 2 The Making of a Russophile; 3 Entering the Political Arena; 4 Confronting a World in Tumult; 5 The President's Agent; 6 New Ventures; 7 Legacy; Appendix: The Public Philanthropy of Charles R. Crane; Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Norman E. Saul.

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Charles R. Crane acquired his appreciation for Russian culture and life through travel in the country, making a total of twenty-four trips to Russia. Crane developed friendships and professional relationships with many prominent Russians in political, cultural, and artistic spheres. Crane spent a considerable amount of his own time and resources in his attempts to educate Americans about the Russian people. By studying this unusual man, Norman E. Saul explores the world in which he lived and traveled. The relationship between America and Russia has always been a complex and f.

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