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Witnessing the Soviet twilight : accounts of Americans in the U.S.S.R. on the eve of its collapse

Author: Dorothy S McClellan
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides an intimate look at how Americans resident in the Soviet Union in its final days described its fall. Their accounts range from concrete portrayals of individuals to theoretical discussions of ideology, economy, gender equality, capitalism and socialism, producing a multifaceted portrait of this extraordinary moment in world history"--
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy S McClellan
ISBN: 9780786479443 0786479442
OCLC Number: 862101953
Description: viii, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / Dorothy S. McClellan --
State of the Soviet Union : view from the ivory tower / Dorothy S. McClellan and James E. McClellan, Jr --
Moral and spiritual changes / Howard L. Parsons --
Coaching Soviet baseball : excerpts from a sociologist's journal / William J. Byrne III --
Perestroika and ideology / John J. Neumaier --
Russia between the Union and the Commonwealth : new Carpetbaggers and old dreams / Carla Lipsig-Mumme --
Worker self-management in Soviet theory and practice / Aaron Bindman --
The crisis of Soviet legitimacy / Herman Schwendinger and Julia Schwendinger --
Moscow memoir : on the status of women / Freda Casner --
Perestroika and the internationalization of Russian higher education : the summer of 1990 / Donald A. Biggs --
Perestroika in philosophy : report from Moscow State University / Dorothy S. McClellan and James E. McClellan, Jr --
Why, when and how we lost Russia / James E. McClellan, Jr --
The universality of liberal capitalism and the possibility of renewed socialism : reflections on the Soviet coup of August 1991 / James Lawler.
Responsibility: edited by Dorothy S. McClellan.

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"This book provides an intimate look at how Americans resident in the Soviet Union in its final days described its fall. Their accounts range from concrete portrayals of individuals to theoretical discussions of ideology, economy, gender equality, capitalism and socialism, producing a multifaceted portrait of this extraordinary moment in world history"--

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