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Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1975. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 248,  pages. Includes a table on Education of Russian radicals, as well as a table on Social Origins of Russian radicals. Also contains a chart on the process of radical recruitment in Tsarist Russia: A conceptual model, as well as a Note on Transliteration and Abbreviations, Footnotes, Tables, Selected Bibliography, and Index. This was a review copy (slip laid in). Erasure residue on fep. Daniel R. Brower was a historian of Russia, Europe, and the modern world. He was a member of the UC-Davis Department of History for 38 years, retiring in July 2006. Brower received the Ph.D. degree from Columbia University, with its famed program in Russian history. In the Russian field, he wrote enduringly read and oft-cited books: Training the Nihilists: Education and Radicalism in Tsarist Russia, The Russian City between Tradition and Modernity, 1850–1900, Turkestan and the Fate of the Russian Empire. His talents and hard work resulted in a richly productive career and an international reputation as a first-rank scholar.
New York, N.Y. Alfred A. Knopf, 1973. First Edition [stated], presumed first printing. Hardcover. xiv, , 495,  xvii,  pages. Minor wear and soiling to cover. Bookplate on fep. Pencil markings and comments noted throughout. Preface, Notes, Selected Bibliography, and Index. Chapters cover The Making of an Old Bolshevik; The Triumph of Radicalism in 1917; The Politics of Civil War; Marxist Theory and Bolshevik Policy: Bukharin's Historical Materialism; Rethinking Bolshevism; Bukharinism and the Road to Socialism; The Duumvirate: Bukharin as Co-Leader; The Crises of Moderation; The Fall of Bukharin and the Coming of Stalin's Revolution; The Last Bolshevik; and Epilogue: Bukharin and Bukharinism in History. Stephen Frand Cohen (November 25, 1938 – September 18, 2020) was an American scholar of Russian studies. His academic work concentrated on modern Russian history since the Bolshevik Revolution and Russia's relationship with the United States. In his first book, Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution, a biography of Nikolai Bukharin, a leading Bolshevik official and editor of Pravda, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Cohen argued that Communism in the Soviet Union could have easily taken a different direction, not leading to Joseph Stalin's dictatorship and purges. Cohen wrote that it was possible for Bukharin to have succeeded Lenin and that the Soviet Union under Bukharin would have had greater openness, economic flexibility, and democracy. The book was widely praised, with economic historian Alec Nove describing it as 'the best book on the USSR to be published for many years'.
Notre Dame, IN: Ave Maria Press, 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. Signed on title page. 206 pages. Illustrations. DJ has some wear, soiling, edge tears and chips. Front board has some weakness. A journey into Catherine's life, disclosing the mysteries of world events that shaped her; the mysteries of her leadership and her marriage; and, most of all, the mysteries of God's love. With 40 photographs. Intensely personal experiences forged Catherine Doherty s heart and spirit as a child living in exotic places, as a youth caught up in the Russian Revolution, as a young woman struggling as a refugee in foreign lands. Catherine can be said to have done it all but, unlike many, she did it all for Christ and in some of the most unlikely places and ways! How, why and where she did it are breathtakingly revealed in Fragments of My Life. The pace of her life never lets up. The reader meets a woman of joy, humor, suffering and sheer exuberance, who shares, in a conversational and very personal way, her painful, growing experiences as a disciple who attempts to live the Gospel. Fragments of My Life is really a love story the story of young love, mature love; love of God and people, person by person. The telling is itself an act of love, uttered in trust, but not without risk. Catherine Doherty emerges from these pages as a woman to contend with, a heroic Christian example for our times.
New York: Stein and Day, 1975. First U.S. Edition. Presumed first printing. Hardcover. 422,  pages. Illustrations. Maps. Index. Sticker residue on fep. DJ worn and soiled, price clipped and has tears. This is a compelling firsthand account of an extraordinary woman's experiences with the Russian Army in World War I. Florence Farmborough was a 27-year-old Englishwoman employed as a governess to a family in Moscow when war broke out. She volunteered with the Red Cross and found herself at the forefront of military events in Poland, Austria, and Rumania. She witnessed the effects of Lenin and Trotsky's bloody revolution, and of Russia's collapse into chaos and civil war. Illustrated with nearly fifty of Farmborough's stunning photographs, With the Armies of the Tsar is a remarkable chronicle of courage, discipline, and fortitude in the face of the warfare and political upheaval that destroyed Tsarist Russia and created the Soviet empire. Florence Farmborough FRGS (Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, 15 April 1887 – 18 August 1978, Marple, Greater Manchester) was an author, photographer, nurse, teacher and university lecturer. Following the October Revolution and the disbandment of her Red Cross unit, she returned to England in 1918, traveling via Siberia, Vladivostok and the US, and crossing the Pacific on the same ship as Maria Bochkareva. During and after this journey she wrote a number of articles for The Times, which were based on what she had witnessed and experienced in Russia in the aftermath of the Bolshevik coup.