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The big show in Bololand : the American relief expedition to Soviet Russia in the famine of 1921

Author: Bertrand M Patenaude
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When famine struck Bolshevik Russia in 1921, the US responded with a two-year relief mission that battled starvation and disease, and saved millions of lives. The tale told here is largely derived from the diaries, memoirs and letters of the American participants.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bertrand M Patenaude
ISBN: 080474467X 9780804744676 0804744939 9780804744935
OCLC Number: 49619062
Description: viii, 817 pages : illustrations, maps ; 27 cm
Contents: Prologue : future corpses --
The battlefield of famine : Russia's crisis and America's response --
Going in --
Food and weapons --
The kingdom of hunger --
Making the show a go --
The neck of the bottle --
Haskell at the bat --
Home front --
Putting the job over --
The gift horse --
Love and death on the Volga : dramas and distractions at the famine front --
Theaters of action --
Funerals --
Travelers --
Gunmen --
Tales of cannibalism --
Flight of the flivver --
Entertainments --
Entr'acte --
Backstage Entanglements --
Denouement --
Say it ain't so, comrade : American adventures in the communist utopia --
Red days in Russia --
Comrade Eiduk --
Comrade Skvortsov --
The professor and the sailor --
And the show whirled merrily on --
Food as a weapon --
Shoot the interpreter --
Vodka as a weapon --
Machine politics --
Playing the game --
Masters of efficiency : youthful America confronts eternal Russia --
A taste of power --
Conquering new worlds --
From the bell tower --
Time meant nothing --
The business of relief --
We are all thieves --
The mask of Mammon --
Stealing the thunder --
Mad monks and holy fools --
Dangerous men in Russia --
The wind and the sun.
Responsibility: Bertrand M. Patenaude.
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