Wind of Change

Wind of Change

Author: Kenneth Maher

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Published: 2022-08-30

Total Pages: 0

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Fresh out of a master's program, living in Chicago, and eager to pursue a career in his chosen academic field of Russian Area studies, Kenneth Maher eagerly accepted an offer to work for a U.S. company in the former U.S.S.R. Arriving in Siberia, brimming with optimism, he was living his dream. Or so he thought... In Wind of Change, Maher relates how he earnestly sought to make a meaningful contribution to American/Russian relations during Russia's chaotic transition from Communism in the early 1990s. Exploring the cultural differences between the U.S. and Russia, Maher recounts how reality soon soured any romantic notions of a shared vision for the future. Despite the uneven success of his endeavors, his journeys to Russia left a lifelong indelible mark. Filled with personal anecdotes laced with satire, Maher's memoir provides unique insight into the cultural and political climate of the immediate post-Soviet era and notably foreshadows Russia's return to authoritarianism, as evidenced by the ongoing war in Ukraine. But if the wind of change keeps blowing, there is still reason to hope.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Published: 1961-05

Total Pages: 88

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking

Author: Anya von Bremzen

Publisher: Crown

Published: 2013-09-17

Total Pages: 370

ISBN-13: 0307886832

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A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations “Delicious . . . A banquet of anecdote that brings history to life with intimacy, candor, and glorious color.”—NPR’s All Things Considered Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen. She sang odes to Lenin, black-marketeered Juicy Fruit gum at school, watched her father brew moonshine, and, like most Soviet citizens, longed for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, naively joyous, and melancholy—and ultimately intolerable to her anti-Soviet mother, Larisa. When Anya was ten, she and Larisa fled the political repression of Brezhnev-era Russia, arriving in Philadelphia with no winter coats and no right of return. Now Anya occupies two parallel food universes: one where she writes about four-star restaurants, the other where a taste of humble kolbasa transports her back to her scarlet-blazed socialist past. To bring that past to life, Anya and her mother decide to eat and cook their way through every decade of the Soviet experience. Through these meals, and through the tales of three generations of her family, Anya tells the intimate yet epic story of life in the USSR. Wildly inventive and slyly witty, Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking is that rare book that stirs our souls and our senses. ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: The Christian Science Monitor, Publishers Weekly


Master of Deceit

Master of Deceit

Author: Marc Aronson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

Published: 2012-04-10

Total Pages: 241

ISBN-13: 0763650250

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This book examines the story of America during J. Edgar Hoover's reign as head of the FBI.


Social Change in Soviet Russia

Social Change in Soviet Russia

Author: Alex Inkeles

Publisher: Cambridge : Harvard University Press

Published: 1968

Total Pages: 510

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Collection of 21 essays and research reports by the author reprinted from various sources.


American Communism and Soviet Russia

American Communism and Soviet Russia

Author: Theodore Draper

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2017-07-14

Total Pages: 596

ISBN-13: 9781138518742

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This companion volume to The Roots of American Communism brings to completion what the author describes as the essence of the relationship of American Communism to Soviet Russia in the first decade after the Bolsheviks seized power. The outpouring of new archive materials makes it plain that Draper's premise is direct and to the point: The communist movement "was transformed from a new expression of American radicalism to the American appendage of a Russian revolutionary power." Each generation must find this out for itself, and no better guide exists than the work of master historian Theodore Draper. American Communism and Soviet Russia is acknowledged to be the classic, authoritative history of the critical formative period of the American Communist Party. Based on confidential minutes of the top party committees, interviews with party leaders, and public records, this book carefully documents the influence of the Soviet Union on the fundamental nature of American Communism. Draper's reflections on that period in this edition are a fitting capstone to this pioneering effort.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Published: 1970-06

Total Pages: 116

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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.