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  • Grand Theaterby Larry E. Holmes

    Lexington Books 2009; US$ 89.99

    Grand Theater examines bureaucracy not as a readily identifiable structure, which it certainly was, but rather as a process of day-to-day operation. Thus it is concerned with how agencies of both the Communist Party and the state apparatus not only implemented directives from above but also responded to perceived successes and failures, chose to produce,... more...

  • Stalin?s Schoolby Larry E. Holmes

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1999; US$ 27.95

    Larry Holmes brings a human dimension to the Soviet Union of the 1930s and a new understanding of Stalinism as a cultural and psychological phenomenon through interviews and archives from School No. 25, where the children of such prominant individuals as Stalin, Molotov, and Paul Robeson attended. more...

  • War, Evacuation, and the Exercise of Powerby Larry E. Holmes

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 89.99

    War, Evacuation, and the Exercise of Power examines the history of the Pedagogical Institute, located in the USSR's Kirov region from 1941 to 1952. Holmes reveals a tangled and complex relationship of local, regional, and national agencies. While it recognizes the immense strength of the center, it emphasizes a contentious diffusion, although... more...

  • Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russiaby Ben Eklof; Larry E. Holmes; Vera Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow to reformist aspirations, and to the existing school... more...

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