Washington DC: SCARITH/New Academia Publishing, 2008. Trade paperback. xviii, , 281,  pages. Illustrations (Figures). Inscribed and dated by the offer on the half-title page. Foreword by Strobe Talbott. Introduction by ambassador James. F. Collins. Publisher's ephemera laid in. Front cover has a bent corner. The author holds a Ph.D. in history and government from Indiana University. She is the author and co-author of publications on the humanities and international education. The author provides a personal, eye-witness account of the period from the mid 1960's through the turn of the 21st century, starting as a graduate student at Moscow State University and ending as the wife of the American Ambassador to Russia. This book is a set of reflections and impressions of an American woman living in Moscow for a number of years spread over four decades. It's about experiencing the place as a foreigner through living there daily, from life as a graduate student to life as the wife of the American Ambassador to Russia. "Naomi Collins takes the reader on a fascinating ride through the last forty years of Russia's turbulent history, beginning as a graduate student and ending as the wife of the American Ambassador. Because she writes so well, the ride is always fun, informative and insightful. Read, enjoy, learn!" -Marvin Kalb, Murrow Professor Emeritus, Harvard University. Condition: Very good.
Keywords: Russia, Moscow State University, Ambassador, Diplomat, Cultural Change, Soviet Union, Strobe Talbott, James Collins