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The Resource An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia, Dewitt Clinton Poole ; edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner

An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia, Dewitt Clinton Poole ; edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner

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An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia
Title
An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia
Statement of responsibility
Dewitt Clinton Poole ; edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner
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Language
eng
Summary
Diplomat DeWitt Clinton Poole arrived for a new job at the United States consulate office in Moscow in September 1917, just two months before the Bolshevik Revolution. In the final year of World War I, as Russians were withdrawing and Americans were joining the war, Poole found himself in the midst of political turmoil in Russia. U.S. relations with the newly declared Soviet Union rapidly deteriorated as civil war erupted and as Allied forces intervened in northern Russia and Siberia. Thirty-five years later, in the climate of the Cold War, Poole recounted his experiences as a witness to that era in a series of interviews. Historians Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner introduce and annotate Poole's recollections, which give a fresh, firsthand perspective on monumental events in world history and reveal the important impact DeWitt Clinton Poole (1885{u2013}1952) had on U.S.{u2013}Soviet relations. He was active in implementing U.S. policy, negotiating with the Bolshevik authorities, and supervising American intelligence operations that gathered information about conditions throughout Russia, especially monitoring anti-Bolshevik elements and areas of German influence. Departing Moscow in late 1918 via Petrograd, he was assigned to the port of Archangel, then occupied by Allied and American forces, and left Russia in June 1919. --Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
WU/DLC
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1885-1952
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Poole, DeWitt C.
Dewey number
  • 327.73047092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK266.5
LC item number
.P66 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1948-
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  • Lees, Lorraine M.
  • Rodner, William S.
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  • Poole, DeWitt C.
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Diplomats
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
Label
An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia, Dewitt Clinton Poole ; edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival: the American embassy, 1917, and the Bolshevik takeover -- Missions to south Russia: Moscow, spring and summer, 1918 -- Mirbach assassination: the Czech legions and Allied intervention -- The Red terror: escape from Moscow -- Archangel, 1918-1919 -- Russia and the Paris peace conference -- Return to Washington: head of the Russian division, department of State, 1919-1920
Control code
881386375
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780299302245
Lccn
2014009154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386375
Label
An American diplomat in Bolshevik Russia, Dewitt Clinton Poole ; edited by Lorraine M. Lees and William S. Rodner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Arrival: the American embassy, 1917, and the Bolshevik takeover -- Missions to south Russia: Moscow, spring and summer, 1918 -- Mirbach assassination: the Czech legions and Allied intervention -- The Red terror: escape from Moscow -- Archangel, 1918-1919 -- Russia and the Paris peace conference -- Return to Washington: head of the Russian division, department of State, 1919-1920
Control code
881386375
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
332 pages
Isbn
9780299302245
Lccn
2014009154
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881386375

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