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Urban, G. R. (George R.) 1921-

Overview
Works: 129 works in 419 publications in 6 languages and 8,087 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Adapter
Classifications: D13, 901.9
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Most widely held works about G. R Urban
 
Most widely held works by G. R Urban
Stalinism, its impact on Russia and the world by G. R Urban( Book )

40 editions published between 1982 and 1987 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews met tijdgenoten en deskundigen over Stalin's persoonlijkheid en de invloed van het Stalinisme op de politieke ontwikkeling in vele landen
Toynbee on Toynbee; a conversation between Arnold J. Toynbee and G.R. Urban by Arnold Toynbee( Book )

8 editions published between 1974 and 1978 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Détente by G. R Urban( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interviews udsendt over Radio Free Europe 1973-75
Can we survive our future? A symposium by G. R Urban( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in 5 languages and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eurocommunism : its roots and future in Italy and elsewhere by G. R Urban( Book )

14 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communist reformation : nationalism, internationalism, and change in the world Communist movement by G. R Urban( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the cold war by G. R Urban( Book )

10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the often controversial strategies and tactics employed by the staff and administrators of the Radios, sheds light on their role in the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution, examines the ideas and convictions of key figures, and reveals how communism was intellectually unmasked in a psychological contest that also made possible reconciliation between nations and individuals
The Sino-Soviet conflict; eleven radio discussions by Leopold Labedz( Book )

17 editions published between 1964 and 1965 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The miracles of Chairman Mao; a compendium of devotional literature, 1966-1970 by G. R Urban( Book )

11 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Can the Soviet system survive reform? : seven colloquies about the state of Soviet socialism seventy years after the Bolshevik revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

10 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

End of empire : the demise of the Soviet Union by G. R Urban( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After nearly a half-century of fear and uncertainty, the world's consciousness is no longer dominated by the Cold War. The dawn of the nuclear era and the superpower rivalry changed forever our world and the way we look at it, and the upheaval seen in the former Soviet Union and its satellite states has done likewise. How did the USSR, one of the two most powerful nations in the world a scant few years ago, lose its hold on Eastern Europe and, eventually, its grip on itself? George R. Urban, renowned historian and teacher of Soviet and European affairs, has given us unique views of the "evil empire" and its rapid fall. He has compiled his dialogues with seven individuals prominent in the Communist movement, its analysis, or its aftermath. Urban's partners in discussion are Sidney Hook, Hugh Trevor-Roper, Elie Kedourie, Otto von Habsburg, Milovan Djilas, and Sir Karl Popper. These discussions took place between the late 1980s and 1991, and they form an invaluable piece of contemporary history. We can now know the thoughts and predictions of individuals close to the events before the fact and as they unfolded. Urban writes, "I am persuaded that imperfect and even false predictions can be as revealing as (and sometimes even more revealing than) sound ones, because they draw our attention to the rich variety of human choices and underline the openness of history." It is easy to take history for granted with the wisdom of hindsight. But seeing the possibilities as they appeared at the time can be even more illuminating and provocative. Urban and his collaborators discuss what might arise from the debris of the Soviet empire and what the new dispensation in Eastern Europe might mean for the future, short-term and long-term. A few of the predictions have proven to be in error, but their inclusion here only adds to the book's historical richness. Many of their views have proven to be prescient, and many others doubtlessly will
Hazards of learning : an international symposium on the crisis of the university by G. R Urban( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen dialogues are assembled, originally commissioned and broadcast by Radio Free Europe. Each person interviewed by G.R. Urban is an educational leader in North America or Europe: Donald G. MacRae, Mick Farren, Paul Seabury, Eldon L. Johnson, Richard Lowenthal, Alain Touraine, Lord James of Rusholme, Max Beloff, Jeanne Hersch, Alexander King, Golo Mann, Richard Hoggart, and Lord Ashby. Each presents reasons for and solutions to the current crisis of the university. Disagreement on what the crisis is results from variant definitions of higher education and perceptions of higher education's role in society. The interviewer tries to elicit responses to the query: Is learning enough; and if it is not, how does the hazardous activity of amassing information pass into the relatively hazard-free state of being educated? The introduction is by Seymour Martin Lipset. (Editor/MSE)
Scaling the wall; talking to Eastern Europe; the best of Radio Free Europe by Radio Free Europe( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social and economic rights in the Soviet bloc : a documentary review seventy years after the Bolshevik Revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kinesis and stasis; a study in the attitude of Stefan George and his circle to the musical arts by G. R Urban( Book )

11 editions published in 1962 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nineteen days; a broadcaster's account of the Hungarian revolution by G. R Urban( Book )

15 editions published in 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Talking to Eastern Europe: a collection of the best reading from the broadcasts and background papers of Radio Free Europe by Radio Free Europe( Book )

15 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gorbachev : can the revolution be remade? by G. R Urban( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architektur und Kunst im Abendland : Festschrift zur Vollendung des 65. Lebensjahres von Günter Urban( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in German and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mohenjo Daro : report of the Aachen University Mission, 1979-1985( Book )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the cold war
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English (232)

French (13)

German (9)

Polish (7)

Russian (1)

Dutch (1)

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Radio Free Europe and the pursuit of democracy : my war within the cold warEnd of empire : the demise of the Soviet Union