STEINBERG, MD: Petersburg Fin De Siecle

Steinberg, Mark D. Petersburg Fin De Siecle. Yale University Press, 2013. ISBN: 9780300191981. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#31029) $21.00

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This book explores how journalists and other writers in St. Petersburg described and interpreted the troubled years between the Russian revolutions of 1905 and 1917. 399p. Index. Bibliography. Notes. Measures 5.75×9 inches.

MCDONALD, J: Russians by Jock McDonald

Russians by Jock McDonald, coverMcDonald, Jock. Russians. Signed and dated by Author/Photographer on the colophon page. Unmarked text on card stock. Very Good. Spiral Bound. (#28488) $35.00

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Illustrated with 17 black and white, tri-tone portraits of country life in the USSR, June 27, 1991 (stated at bottom of title page).

Thick cardboard covers with spiral bound copper spine, title blind stamped on cover. Unpaginated. Glassine cover over each photograph page.

This noted American photographer traveled through rural Russia about the time the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries. While there, he photographed the people he encountered.

O’HARA, J: The Ties That No Longer Bind: Russians and Americans Talk to Each Other (West and the Wider World Series, Vol 10)

O’Hara, Jill and Anna Vargo (editors). The Ties That No Longer Bind: Russians and Americans Talk to Each Other (West and the Wider World Series, Vol 10). Cross Cultural Publications, 1997. ISBN: 0940121379. Unmarked text. Signed by one of the editors (Jill O’Hora) to previous owner. 249p. Bump on edge. Good. Paperback. (#26808) $10.00

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Photography by Vladimir Butenko. A series of dialogues by persons of both nationalities who try to lay to rest the cliches that each group attributes to the culture of the other. Chapters discuss topics such as life, work, stereotypes, gender roles, money, Cold War ideas, and cultural bridges and barriers from each individual’s perspective.