Adventures in Russian Historical Research: Reminiscences of American Scholars from the Cold War to the Present

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Samuel H. Baron, Cathy A. Frierson
M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 2003 - Education - 272 pages
Selected Contents: Introduction1. My Research in the Soviet Union: Half-Empty or Half-Full? Nicholas V. Riasanovsky2. A Tale of Two Inquiries, Samuel H. Baron3. Discovering Rural Russia: A Forty-Year Odyssey, Priscilla Roosevelt4. Catherine the Great and the Rats, John T. Alexander5. Exploration and Adventure in the Two Capitals, Richard Stites6. Leningrad, 1966-67: Irrelevant Insights in an Era of Relevance, S. Frederick Starr7. Adventures and Misadventures: Russian Foreign Policy in European and Russian Archives, Hugh Ragsdale8. Reclaiming Peter the Great, James Cracraft9. Prisoner of the Zeitgeist, Laura Engelstein10. Of Outcomes Happy and Unhappy, Bruce W. Mennning11. A Journey from St. Petersburg to Saratov, Donald J. Raleigh12. Romancing the Sources, Nancy Shields Kollmann13. Russian History from Coast to Coast, Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter14. Friends and Colleagues, Eve Levin15. Within and Beyond the Pale: Research in Odessa and Birobidzhan, Robert Weinberg16. Mysteries in the Realms of History and Memory, Cathy A. Frierson17. A Historian of Science Works from the Bottom Up, Paul R. Josephson18. Orthodoxies and Revisions, Nadieszhda Kizenko19. Post-Soviet Improvisations: Life and Work in Rural Siberia, Golfo Alexopoulos20. Hits and Misses in the Archives of Kazakhstan, Steven A. Barnes

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HalfEmpty
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A Tale of Two Inquiries
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A FortyYear Odyssey
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John T. (Jay) Alexander is Professor of History and Russian and East European Studies at the University of Kansas Golfo Alexopoulos is Associate Professor of History at the University of South Florida in Tampa Steven A. Barnes is a Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University Samuel H. Baron, Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill James Cracraft is Professor of History and University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago Laura Engelstein is Henry S. McNeil Professor of Russian History at Yale University Cathy A. Frierson is Class of 1941 Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire Paul R. Josephson is Associate Professor of History at Colby College Nadieszda Kizenko is Associate Professor of History at the State University of New York at Albany Nancy Shields Kollmann is Professor of History and Director of the Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies at Stanford University Eve Levin has been a member of the faculty at Ohio State University since 1983 Bruce W. Menning is Professor of Strategy at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas Hugh Ragsdale, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama Donald J. Raleigh is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Nicholas V. Riasanovsky, Sidney Hellman Professor of European History Emeritus at the University of California Berkeley Priscilla Roosevelt is currently heads a nonprofit organization assisting Russians in their efforts to preserve and enhance the utilization of surviving historic houses in rural Russia S. Frederick Starr, currently chairman of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) Richard Stites is Professor of History at the School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Robert Weinberg teaches at Swarthmore College Elise Kimerling Wirtschafter is Professor of History at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona

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