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Billington, James H.

Works: 223 works in 468 publications in 9 languages and 14,319 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Exhibition catalogs  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Catalogs  Romance fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Former owner, Author of introduction, Actor, Narrator, pre, Commentator
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 914.703
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The icon and the axe : an interpretive history of Russian culture by James H Billington( Book )

64 editions published between 1966 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpretive history of Russian thought and culture designed to provide new information and interpretation and not merely to codify an already established consesus. The period under discussion is the last six hundred years, during which time Russia has emerged as a distinctive civilization
Does America need a foreign policy? : toward a diplomacy for the 21st century by Henry Kissinger( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The former Secretary of State under Richard Nixon argues that a coherent foreign policy is essential and lays out his own plan for getting the nation's international affairs in order
Fire in the minds of men : origins of the revolutionary faith by James H Billington( Book )

33 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 1,449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book seeks to trace the origins of a faith--perhaps the faith of our time: ... the belief that a perfect secular order will emerge from the forcible overthrow of traditional authority" (Introduction), as demonstrated in the aftermath of the French Revolution, when two ideals, "equality and fraternity--split apart and became the founding tenets of two separate revolutionary traditions" (Jacket)
In Lincoln's hand : his original manuscripts by Abraham Lincoln( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of writings includes images of a variety of handwritten speeches, letters, and childhood notebooks, accompanied by commentary by James M. McPherson, Ken Burns, Doris Kearns Goodwin, John Updike, Toni Morrison, and other notables
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library."
Mikhailovsky and Russian populism by James H Billington( Book )

23 editions published between 1958 and 1970 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia in search of itself by James H Billington( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Russia in Search of Itself, James H. Billington examines the efforts of a proud but troubled nation to find a post-Soviet identity. The agenda has not been controlled from the top down and center out as in Russia's past. Nor has it been set by any intellectual giant such as Sakharov or Solzhenitsyn." "The prospects for world peace in the twenty-first century depend in large measure on the way Russians decide to define themselves in the next few years. Drawing on his vast knowledge of Russian history, his frequent visits to Russia in the past decade, and his longstanding relationships with Russians from many different regions and segments of society, Billington provides an authoritative exploration of one of the world's most pressing issues."--Jacket
An introduction to The death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy by Dan Stone( Recording )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Readings of excerpts from and critical analysis of Leo Tolstoy's The death of Ivan Ilyich, a novel about Christian faith and the nature of life and death
These amazing shadows( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history and importance of the National Film Registry, a roll call of American cinema treasures that reflects the diversity of film, and indeed the American experience itself
The rescue : a romance of the shallows by Joseph Conrad( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Captain Tom Lingard sets sail towards the islands of the Eastern Archipelago, he expects an adventurous sea voyage. Instead he finds Mrs. Travels, a woman from an entirely different world with an independence of spirit that strikes a chord in Lingard's heart."
Virtue, public and private :( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dialogue" is one of American religion's shopworn terms. Although there is much talk about dialogue, very little of it actually takes place. Religious discourse -- especially about politics and public affairs -- is increasingly polarized; there is much contestation, but little conversation. If truths are to be tested, however, there is no substitute for dialogue. Arising out of conferences sponsored by the Center on Religion & Society in New York City, the Encounter Series presents the dialogue of a diverse group of theologians, ethicists, philosophers, and public policy experts from across the political and religious spectrum. - Back cover
The face of Russia : anguish, aspiration, and achievement in Russian culture by James H Billington( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Billington explains how Russia's rich tradition of art, spirituality, and culture has affected the country's political process and its struggle toward democracy."--Jacket
Before the revolution : St. Petersburg in photographs, 1890-1914 by M. P Iroshnikov( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four distinguished Soviet historians evoke the daily life of St. Petersburg just at the point--1890 to 1914--when it was witnessing the last moments of its imperial incarnation and, simultaneously, the first shocks of social and technological change. Many of the 317 photographs have never before been published
The face of Russia( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the art and culture of Russia in a journey across history, encompassing Russia's architecture, paintings, music, literature and cinema. Part 1 examines icon painting, the first Russian art form, and reveals the spiritual ideas that have animated Russia for 1000 years, and witnesses recent restorations of churches and monasteries from Kiev to the Kremlin. Part 2 examines Russian architecture from Eastern-inspired onion domes to Western-type palaces. Also looks at the work of Gogol who revealed the human suffering behind Russia's facade. His Dead Souls inspired 19th-century radicals and Soviet dissidents, and continues to influence Russian artists today. Part 3 explores Russian music and cinema and looks at how new media forms are shaping Russia today. Mussorgsky's opera Boris Godunov dramatized the conflict between power and the people. Sergei Eisentsein retold history with silent films of such power that they became more real than actual events
The Library of Congress presents historic presidential speeches, 1908-1993 by Bread (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This set of speeches features the actual voices of seventeen American presidents from 1908-1993. They were selected by the staff of the Library of Congress, surviving first ladies, and the living presidents and their staffs
Books and the world by James H Billington( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fatima( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on reported miraculous occurrences and prophecies in the village of Fátima, Portugal in 1917 and connects them to massive world events including World War I and the Russian Revolution
El icono y el hacha : una historia interpretativa de la cultura rusa by James H Billington( Book )

16 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Russia transformed : breakthrough to hope : Moscow, August 1991 by James H Billington( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renewing American culture : the pursuit of happiness by Theodore R Malloch( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Bilingdun, Zhanmusi H.

Bilington, Džejms

Billington, Džejms Ch 1929-

Billington, Dzheĭms Kh

Billington, Dzheims Kh. 1929-

Billington, Dzheĭms Kh. (Dzheĭms Khėdly)

Billington, Dzheims Khedly 1929-

Billington, J. H. 1929-

Billington, J. H. (James Hadley), 1929-

Billington James H.

Billington, James H. 1929-

Billington, James Hadley

Billington James Hadley 1929-....

Billington, James Handley.

Hadley Billington, James 1929-

James H. Billington Amerikaans bibliothecaris

James H. Billington amerikansk bibliotekar

James H. Billington amerikansk bibliotekarie

James Hadley Billington bibliothécaire et universitaire américain

James Hadley Billington US-amerikanischer Bibliothekar, Leiter der Library of Congress

Zhanmusi H. Bilingdun

Биллингтон, Джеймс Х.

Биллингтон Джеймс Х. 1929-....

Биллингтон, Джеймс Х. (Джеймс Хэдлы)

Джеймс Хедли Биллингтон американский историк, 13-й директор библиотеки Конгресса США

Џејмс Билингтон

جيمس بيلينغتون

جیمز بیلینگتون کتابدار آمریکایی

빌링턴, 제임스 1929-

빌링턴, 제임스 H. 1929-

빌링턴, 제임스 해들리 1929-

ビリントン, ジェームズ・H

比灵顿, 詹姆斯 H.

詹姆斯 H. 比灵顿


Does America need a foreign policy? : toward a diplomacy for the 21st centuryFire in the minds of men : origins of the revolutionary faithIn Lincoln's hand : his original manuscriptsRussia in search of itselfThe face of Russia : anguish, aspiration, and achievement in Russian cultureBefore the revolution : St. Petersburg in photographs, 1890-1914The face of Russia