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Gleason, Abbott

Overview
Works: 19 works in 134 publications in 2 languages and 7,658 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: HQ1236.5.U6, 305.4209730904
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On nineteen eighty-four Orwell and our future by Abbott Gleason ( )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
George Orwell's nineteen Eighty-Fours among the most widely read books in the world. For more than 50 years, it has been regarded as a morality tale for the possible future of modern society, a future involving nothing less than extinction of humanity itself. Does nineteeFour remainourremain relevant in our new century? The editors of this book assembled a distinguished group of philosophers, literary specialists, political commentators, historians, and lawyers and asked them to take a wide-ranging and uninhibited look at that question. The editors deliberately avoided Orwell scholars in an effort to call forth a fresh and diverse range of responses to the major work of one of the most durable literary figures among twentieth-century EAs nineteenters. AsNineteen Eighty-Fourprotagonist Winston Smith has admirers on the right, in the center, and on the left, the contributors similarly represent a wide range of political, literary, and moral viewpoints. The Cold War that has so often been linked to Orwell's novel ended with more of a whimper than a bang, but most of the issues of concern to him remain alive in some form today: censorship, scientific surveillance, power worship, the autonomy of art, the meaning of democracy, relations between men and women, and many others. The contributors bring a variety of insightful and contemporary perspectives to bear on these questions
Nikita Khrushchev ( )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thanks to Soviet secrecy, little was known about former premier Khrushchev during his career or after his ousting. Since the collapse of the USSR, archives have been declassified, allowing access to his memoirs and those of witnesses
Totalitarianism : the inner history of the Cold War by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and Polish and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher description: Providing a fascinating account of totalitarianism, historian Abott Gleason offers a penetrating chronicle of the central concept of our era--an era shaped first by our conflict with fascism and then by our conflict with communism. Interweaving the story of intellectual debates with the international history of the twentieth century, Gleason traces the birth of the term to Italy in the first years of Mussolini's rule. He follows the growth and expansion of the concept as it was picked up in the West and applied to Hitler's Germany and the Soviet Union. Gleason's account takes us through the debates of the early postwar years, as academics adopted the term, notably Hannah Arendt. The concept fully entered the public consciousness with the opening of the Cold War, as Truman used the rhetoric of totalitarianism to sell the Truman Doctrine to Congress. As he takes his account through to the 1990s, Gleason offers an inner history of the Cold War, revealing the political charge the term carried for writers on both the left and the right. He also explores the intellectual struggles that swirled around the idea in France, Germany, Italy, Czechoslovakia, and Poland. When the Cold War drew to a close in the late 1980s, Gleason writes, the concept lost much of its importance in the West even as it flourished in Russia, where writers began to describe their own collapsing state as totalitarian
Young Russia : the genesis of Russian radicalism in the 1860s by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
18 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bolshevik culture : experiment and order in the Russian Revolution by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
19 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 758 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shared destiny : fifty years of Soviet-American relations ( Book )
6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European and Muscovite; Ivan Kireevsky and the origins of Slavophilism by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A companion to Russian history by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Companion comprises 28 essays by international scholars offering an analytical overview of the development of Russian history from the earliest Slavs through to the present day.:.; Includes essays by both prominent and emerging scholars from Russia, Great Britain, the US, and Canada.; Analyzes the entire sweep of Russian history from debates over how to identify the earliest Slavs, through the Yeltsin Era, and future prospects for post-Soviet Russia.; Offers an extensive review of the medieval period, religion, culture, and the experiences of ordinary people.; Offers a balanced review of
Views and re-views : Soviet political posters and cartoons : on view at the David Winton Bell Gallery and the John Hay Library, September 6-October 19, 2008 by David Winton Bell Gallery (Brown University) ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Franco Venturi's Russian populism in the English speaking world by Abbott Gleason ( )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
European and Muscovite: a life of Ivan Vasilʹevich Kireevskii by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turning points in modern times : essays on German and European history by Karl Dietrich Bracher ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Emigration and Apostasy of Lev Tikhomirov by Abbott Gleason ( Book )
2 editions published in 1967 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
John Ransome Phillips : new paintings by John Ransome Phillips ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nineteen eighty-four : Orwell and our future ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In pursuit of equity : women, men, and the quest for economic citizenship in 20th century America by Alice Kessler-Harris ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In In Pursuit of Equity, Kessler-Harris pierces the skin of arguments and legislation to grasp the preconceptions that have shaped the experience of women: a "gendered imagination" that has defined what men and women alike think of as fair and desirable. In this brilliant account that traces social policy from the New Deal to the 1970s, she shows how a deeply embedded set of beliefs has distorted seemingly neutral social legislation to further limit the freedom and equality of women. Government rules generally sought to protect women from exploitation, even from employment itself; but at the same time, they attached the most important benefits to wage work. To be a real citizen, one must earn - and most policymakers (even female ones) assumed from the beginning that women were not, and should not be, breadwinners. Kessler-Harris traces the impact of this gender bias in the New Deal programs of Social Security, unemployment insurance, and fair labor standards, in Federal income tax policy, and the new discussion of women's rights that emerged after World War II. "For generations," she writes, " American women lacked not merely the practice, but frequently the idea of individual economic freedom." Only in the 1960s and '70s did old assumptions begin to break down - yet the process is far from complete." "Even today, with women closer to full economic citizenship than ever before, Kessler-Harris's insights offer a keen new understanding of the issues that dominate the headlines, from the marriage penalty in the tax code to the glass ceiling in corporate America."--BOOK JACKET
Settlement in Birobidzhan : the results of fifteen years of colonization (1928-1943) ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
On "Nineteen Eighty-Four" ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Gleason, Abbott Tom 1938-
Languages
English (131)
Polish (1)
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