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The Resource The dissidents : a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990, Peter Reddaway

The dissidents : a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990, Peter Reddaway

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The dissidents : a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990
Title
The dissidents
Title remainder
a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990
Statement of responsibility
Peter Reddaway
Title variation
Memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"It has been nearly three decades since the collapse of the Soviet Union--enough time for the role that the courageous dissidents ultimately contributed to the communist system's collapse to have been largely forgotten, especially in the West. This book brings to life, for contemporary readers, the often underground work of the men and women who opposed the regime and authored dissident texts, known as samizdat, that exposed the tyrannies and weaknesses of the Soviet state both inside and outside the country. Peter Reddaway spent decades studying the Soviet Union and got to know these dissidents and their work, publicizing their writings in the West and helping some of them to escape the Soviet Union and settle abroad. In this memoir he captures the human costs of the repression that marked the Soviet state, focusing in particular on Pavel Litvinov, Larisa Bogoraz, General Petro Grigorenko, Anatoly Marchenko, Alexander Podrabinek, Vyacheslav Bakhmin, and Andrei Sinyavsky. His book describes their courage but also puts their work in the context of the power struggles in the Kremlin, where politicians competed with and even succeeded in ousting one another. Reddaway's book takes readers beyond Moscow, describing politics and dissident work in other major Russian cities as well as in the outlying republics"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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Reddaway, Peter,
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Dissenters
  • Human rights
  • Civil rights
  • Reddaway, Peter
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Reddaway, Peter
  • Civil rights
  • Dissenters
  • Friendship
  • Human rights
  • Politics and government
  • Soviet Union
Label
The dissidents : a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990, Peter Reddaway
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1958 to 1962 : first steps in Russian and the Soviet Union -- Graduate studies : a double miracle -- September 1963 to May 1964 : from immersion to expulsion -- Writing about Soviet writers and the emerging human rights movement -- The other '68 : upheaval in the Soviet Bloc and the chronicle of current events -- Two giants of dissent -- Confronting the naysayers -- 1970-1977 : grappling with the political abuse of psychiatry -- Dissent among ethnic minorities -- Religious dissent -- America-based support for dissent, 1968-1986 -- Publishing samizdat abroa -- Dissent and reform under Gorbachev -- Developments in psychiatric abuse, 1987-1989 -- Gorbachev doomed, Yeltsin's rise, Gorbachev departs
Control code
1086085320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780815737735
Lccn
2019018087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1086085320
Label
The dissidents : a memoir of working with the resistance in Russia, 1960-1990, Peter Reddaway
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1958 to 1962 : first steps in Russian and the Soviet Union -- Graduate studies : a double miracle -- September 1963 to May 1964 : from immersion to expulsion -- Writing about Soviet writers and the emerging human rights movement -- The other '68 : upheaval in the Soviet Bloc and the chronicle of current events -- Two giants of dissent -- Confronting the naysayers -- 1970-1977 : grappling with the political abuse of psychiatry -- Dissent among ethnic minorities -- Religious dissent -- America-based support for dissent, 1968-1986 -- Publishing samizdat abroa -- Dissent and reform under Gorbachev -- Developments in psychiatric abuse, 1987-1989 -- Gorbachev doomed, Yeltsin's rise, Gorbachev departs
Control code
1086085320
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 338 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780815737735
Lccn
2019018087
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)1086085320

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