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Butler, Jan

Overview
Works: 10 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 756 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Catalogs  History  Handbooks and manuals  Autobiographies  Guidebooks  Juvenile works  Fiction 
Roles: Translator
Classifications: DK268, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jan Butler
Stalin's prosecutor : the life of Andrei Vyshinsky by Arkady Vaksberg( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the Russian. Includes index
Warmups for meeting leaders by Sue Bianchi( Book )

10 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unusual journey by Irina Evgenʹevna Raksha( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Petya goes on a journey to Siberia with his father, a mechanic employed in the building of a railway stretching from Lake Baikal to the Amur River and on to the Pacific Ocean. Includes a section of photographs showing the natural life of the area and some of the steps in building a railroad
The prosecutor and the prey : Vyshinsky and the 1930s' Moscow show trials by Arkadiĭ Vaksberg( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Russische jurist Andrej Januarevič Vyšinskij (1883-1954), openbare aanklager tijdens de beruchte stalinistische showprocessen in de jaren na 1935, vicepremier en VN-ambassadeur na 1945
The Kazakhstan way by Nursultan Abiševič Nazarbaev( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Kazakh teacher's story : surviving the silent steppe by Mukhamet Shai︠a︡khmetov( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title begins where 'The Silent Steppe' left off. It is 1945, and Mukhamet has travelled back to his home village in the eastern Kazakhstan steppe. Encountering scenes of desperate poverty, he realises the sacrifices made by local people. His insights portray a personal picture of life under Stalin and his pervading shadow
The silent steppe : the memoir of a Kazakh nomad under Stalin by Muhamet Šaâhmetovič Šaâhmetov( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This rare and moving book is a first-hand account of the genocide of the Kazakh nomads in the 1920s and 30s. Nominally Muslim, the Kazakhs and their culture owed as much to shamanism and paganism as to Islam; their ancient traditions and economy depended on the breeding and herding of stock across the vast steppes of central Asia, and their independent, nomadic way of life was anathema to the Soviets." "Mukhamet Shayakhmetov was born into a family of nomadic Kazakh herdsmen in 1922, the year of the consolidation of Soviet rule across his people's vast steppe-land. As the devastating Soviet policy of collectivization of agriculture took hold, it set off wide spread famine; in 1932-34 over one million Knzakhs died; more than one quarter of the indigenous population. Seven-year-old Shayakhmetov and his mother and sisters were left to fend for themselves after his father was branded a kulak (well-off peasant and thus class enemy), stripped of his possessions, and sent to a prison camp where he died. In the following years the family traveled thousands of miles across Kazakhstan by foot, surviving on the charity of relatives. Told with dignity and detachment, this central Asian Wild Swans awakens the reader to the
Lvov : a guide by Linda Alekseeva( Book )

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

On the threshold of the twenty-first century by Nursultan A Nazarbaev( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great art treasures of the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg by Gosudarstvennyĭ Ėrmitazh (Russia)( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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