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Gleason, Abbott

Works: 18 works in 139 publications in 3 languages and 7,892 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference proceedings  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1236.5.U6, 305.4209730904
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Publications about Abbott Gleason
Publications by Abbott Gleason
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Most widely held works by Abbott Gleason
Totalitarianism : the inner history of the Cold War by Abbott Gleason( Book )
13 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 1,006 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Providing a fascinating account of totalitarianism, historian Abott Gleason offers a penetrating chronicle of the central concept of our era--an era shaped first by our conflict with fascism and then by our conflict with communism. Interweaving the story of intellectual debates with the international history of the twentieth century, Gleason traces the birth of the term to Italy in the first years of Mussolini's rule. He follows the growth and expansion of the concept as it was picked up in the West and applied to Hitler's Germany and the Soviet Union. Gleason's account takes us through the debates of the early postwar years, as academics adopted the term, notably Hannah Arendt. The concept fully entered the public consciousness with the opening of the Cold War, as Truman used the rhetoric of totalitarianism to sell the Truman Doctrine to Congress. As he takes his account through to the 1990s, Gleason offers an inner history of the Cold War, revealing the political charge the term carried for writers on both the left and the right. He also explores the intellectual struggles that swirled around the idea in France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. When the Cold War drew to a close in the late 1980s, Gleason writes, the concept lost much of its importance in the West even as it flourished in Russia, where writers began to describe their own collapsing state as totalitarian
Young Russia : the genesis of Russian radicalism in the 1860s by Abbott Gleason( Book )
19 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 897 libraries worldwide
Bolshevik culture : experiment and order in the Russian Revolution by Abbott Gleason( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 756 libraries worldwide
Shared destiny : fifty years of Soviet-American relations ( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
European and Muscovite; Ivan Kireevsky and the origins of Slavophilism by Abbott Gleason( Book )
17 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and German and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Nikita Khrushchev by Sergeĭ Khrushchev( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
"This book draws on a wealth of newly released materials - documents from secret former Soviet archives, memoirs of long-silent witnesses, the full memoirs of the premier himself - to assemble the best-informed analysis of the Khrushchev years ever completed. The contributors to this volume include Russian, Ukrainian, American, and British scholars; a former key foreign policy aide to Khrushchev; the executive secretary of a Russian commission investigating Soviet-era repressions and rehabilitations; and Khrushchev's own son Sergei."--Jacket
On nineteen eighty-four : Orwell and our future ( Book )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-Fours among the most widely read books in the world. For more than 50 years, it has been regarded as a morality tale for the possible future of modern society, a future involving nothing less than extinction of humanity itself. Does nineteeFour remainourremain relevant in our new century? The editors of this book assembled a distinguished group of philosophers, literary specialists, political commentators, historians, and lawyers and asked them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited look at that question. The editors deliberately avoided Orwell scholars in an effort to call forth a fresh and diverse range of responses to the major work of one of the most durable literary figures among twentieth-century EAs nineteenters. AsNineteen Eighty-Fourprotagonist Winston Smith has admirers on the right, in the center, and on the left, the contributors similarly represent a wide range of political, literary, and moral viewpoints. The Cold War that has so often been linked to Orwell's novel ended with more of a whimper than a bang, but most of the issues of concern to him remain alive in some form today: censorship, scientific surveillance, power worship, the autonomy of art, the meaning of democracy, relations between men and women, and many others. The contributors bring a variety of insightful and contemporary perspectives to bear on these questions
A companion to Russian history by Abbott Gleason( Book )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
This companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day. Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada. Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia. Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people. Offers a balanced review of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, demonstrating the range and dynamism of the field
Views and re-views : Soviet political posters and cartoons : on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery and the John Hay Library, September 6-October 19, 2008 by David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University)( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Turning points in modern times : essays on German and European history by Karl Dietrich Bracher( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Franco Venturi's Russian populism in the English speaking world by Abbott Gleason( Article )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Nineteen eighty-four : Orwell and our future ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
European and Muscovite: a life of Ivan Vasilʹevich Kireevskii by Abbott Gleason( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
John Ransome Phillips : recent paintings by John Ransome Phillips( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The Emigration and Apostasy of Lev Tikhomirov by Abbott Gleason( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America by Alice Kessler-Harris( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"In In Pursuit of Equity, Kessler-Harris pierces the skin of arguments and legislation to grasp the preconceptions that have shaped the experience of women: a "gendered imagination" that has defined what men and women alike think of as fair and desirable. In this brilliant account that traces social policy from the New Deal to the 1970s, she shows how a deeply embedded set of beliefs has distorted seemingly neutral social legislation to further limit the freedom and equality of women. Government rules generally sought to protect women from exploitation, even from employment itself; but at the same time, they attached the most important benefits to wage work. To be a real citizen, one must earn - and most policymakers (even female ones) assumed from the beginning that women were not, and should not be, breadwinners. Kessler-Harris traces the impact of this gender bias in the New Deal programs of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and fair labor standards, in Federal income tax policy, and the new discussion of women's rights that emerged after World War II. "For generations," she writes, " American women lacked not merely the practice, but frequently the idea of individual economic freedom." Only in the 1960s and '70s did old assumptions begin to break down - yet the process is far from complete." "Even today, with women closer to full economic citizenship than ever before, Kessler-Harris's insights offer a keen new understanding of the issues that dominate the headlines, from the marriage penalty in the tax code to the glass ceiling in corporate America."--Jacket
Settlement in Birobidzhan : the results of fifteen years of colonization (1928-1943) ( Archival Material )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Gleason, Abbott Tom 1938-
English (137)
German (1)
Polish (1)
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