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Fitzpatrick, Catherine A.

Works: 50 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 8,003 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Interviews  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Conference papers and proceedings  Personal narratives‡vRussian 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other
Classifications: DK290.3.Y45, B
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Most widely held works by Catherine A Fitzpatrick
First person : an astonishingly frank self-portrait by Russia's president Vladimir Putin by Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin( Book )

7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the childhood, education, and personal life of Russia's newest president through interviews with Vladimir Putin, his wife, staff, and friends
The struggle for Russia by Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crowds march in the streets. Shots ring out. Some imagine a bright and glorious future, while others predict utter ruin. Politicians scream across chambers at each other. Citizens struggle under the weight of economic shock therapy. Statues of Lenin are torn down and fast-food chains rise up. People begin to taste the sweetness of democracy and freedom. The military acts in shadows, its allegiances uncertain. The mafia spreads its influence. Ethnic divisions widen and the shouts of neofascists become louder. The nation begins to confront its past and to move toward a more just society. The old dictators act feverishly to hang on to their power and privilege. Democrats--still discovering just what democracy means--feel their way forward. Everything is held together only by a hope for a better future and everything is pulled apart by the darkness of history and the stubbornness of a system that will not fade quietly. This is Russia today. In The Struggle for Russia Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first democratically elected leader and the man at the vanguard of this second Russian revolution, gives a vibrant and detailed account of Russia's turmoil as it moves toward democracy and the free market. He does so in classic Yeltsin style: honestly, candidly, and passionately. The result is a tremendously revealing and exciting account of the past five years. He describes his stormy relationship with Mikhail Gorbachev; details the fateful August coup; reveals previously classified KGB documents concerning an array of topics from Lee Harvey Oswald to the KGB's arming of the IRA; describes the painful transition to a market economy; and gives us a detailed account of the October uprising that was--as Yeltsin now reveals--much more precarious than imagined. But The Struggle for Russia is much more than a history of the recent changes in what was once the Soviet Union. It is also a deeply personal account of Boris Yeltsin's life. We are with him as he sifts through KGB files, looking for evidence surrounding his father's persecution under Stalin; we are at his dinner table as he, his children, and his grandchildren laugh and live their very human lives; we are on planes and in cars, crisscrossing Russia and the globe; and we are with him alone, in a quiet office after everyone has left, in the hot steam of a Russian bathhouse, and in the silence of a sleepless night. As incisive personally as he is politically, Yeltsin reveals in his journal entries not only a nation struggling to change but a man struggling to lead the way. It is a remarkable glimpse inside the mind and heart of a leader as he guides his country forward. The Struggle for Russia is full of Yeltsin's trademark honesty, whether he is speaking about mistakes he's made or people he's encountered. He gives us a detailed and revealing view of the players in Russia's battle for democracy, and he also paints vibrant and perceptive portraits of other world leaders. We join Yeltsin for a beer with Vaclav Havel, for a walk on the beach with Bill Clinton, for a morning swim in a mountain stream with Helmut Kohl, and for tea with Margaret Thatcher. And perhaps most movingly, we join him under fire, as he risks his career and his life to fight for a better future. The Struggle for Russia is a work that manages to speak of both one man's and one nation's dreams and doubts, and in it we encounter Russia's past, its present, and a striking view of the challenges ahead. Never before has a major head of state made public his journal while he or she was still in power. This is a rare and monumental event, and the result is a book that not only is a riveting read, but is itself truly part of history."--Jacket
Midnight diaries by Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title is vol. 3 of Boris Yeltsin's autpbiography. The first two volumes are Against the Grain (v.1) and The Struggle for Russia (v.2)
Women and Russia : feminist writings from the Soviet Union by Tatyana Mamonova( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1997 in English and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stalin's letters to Molotov, 1925-1936 by Joseph Stalin( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between 1925 and 1936, a dramatic period of transformation within the Soviet Union, Josef Stalin wrote frequently to his trusted friend and political colleague Viacheslav Molotov, Politburo member, chairman of the USSR Council of Commissars, and minister of foreign affairs. In these letters, Stalin mused on political events, argued with fellow Politburo members, and issued orders. The more than 85 letters collected in this volume constitute a unique historical record of Stalin's thinking - both personal and political - and throw valuable light on the way he controlled the government, plotted the overthrow of his enemies, and imagined the future. This formerly top secret correspondence, once housed in Soviet archives, is now published for the first time
The view from the Kremlin by Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nyeformaly : Civil society in the USSR by Li︠u︡dmila Alekseeva( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Moscow Helsinki monitors : their vision, their achievement, the price they paid, May 12, 1976-May 12, 1986 by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violations of the Helsinki accords : a report prepared for the Helsinki Review Conference, Vienna, November, 1986 by Janet Fleischman( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] Bulgaria -- [2] Czechoslovakia -- [3] East Germany -- [4] Hungary -- [5] Poland -- [6] Romania -- [7] Turkey -- [8] USSR -- [9] Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia--freedom to conform by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From below : independent peace and environmental movements in Eastern Europe and the USSR by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The River Diversion Protest
Soviet abuse of psychiatry for political purposes : a Helsinki Watch report update by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My story : Belarusian Amerikanka or elections under dictatorship / Andrei Sannikov ; translated by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick by Andreĭ Olegovich Sannikov( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin by E. K Ligachev( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These memoirs by the second most powerful Communist leader in the Soviet Union during the dramatic years of the Gorbachev era provide a unique view of the profound changes that have shaken that country. They are the first authentic political memoirs to come from high places in all of Soviet history. Yegor Ligachev, at first an ally of Mikhail Gorbachev in reforming the Communist Party, led the split in the leadership when reform turned to abolition, eventually losing the struggle for power that followed. Ligachev's memoirs give an astonishingly candid and intimate account of Gorbachev's rise to power and his ascent, with Ligachev's crucial help, to the position of general secretary in 1985. Together they launched perestroika, removing the shackles of seventy years of Communist rule as they ushered in a new era of freedom. But then a serious rift began between Ligachev's allies, the party stalwarts, and those fighting for more radical change. How Gorbachev maneuvered between the two groups until he eventually lost his footing in the shifting sands of fast-moving events is the subject of this extraordinary memoir. Ligachev reveals information, insights, and details never before disclosed with such candor from the inner circles of Soviet power. From the famous Kremlin office No. 2, where he sat in the chair once occupied by Andropov, Chernenko, and Gorbachev, Ligachev had a front-row view of enormously important events, and he tells about them with passion and unabashed partisanship: how Gorbachev came to power, what happened inside Gorbachev's leadership, why and how it fell apart. Along the way he provides revealing glimpses of Gorbachev, Alexander Yakovlev, Boris Yeltsin, Eduard Shevardnadze, Yuri Andropov, Andrei Gromyko, and many other Soviet leaders. Here is a fascinating and invaluable account of a historical drama that has changed the world. It is also a first, large step toward the real writing of Soviet political history, in which it is destined to become a major contribution
Moscow's independent peace movement by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romania, human rights in a "most favored nation" : a report by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fate of Marxism in Russia by A. N I︠A︡kovlev( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

USSR : human rights under glasnost by Catherine A Fitzpatrick( Book )

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

Resolutions and other documents of the Moscow independent seminar on humanitarian problems, December 10-15, 1987 by Moscow Independent Seminar on Humanitarian Problems( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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First person : an astonishingly frank self-portrait by Russia's president Vladimir Putin
Alternative Names
Catherine A. Fitzpatrick American writer and activist

Catherine A. Fitzpatrick Brits taalkundige

Fitzpatrick, Catharine

Fitzpatrick, Catherine

Fitzpatrick, Catherine Ann

Fitzpatrick, Cathy.

English (89)

The struggle for RussiaMidnight diariesStalin's letters to Molotov, 1925-1936Inside Gorbachev's KremlinThe fate of Marxism in Russia