GOT'E, Iurii Vladimirovich). EMMONS, Terence, trans., ed., intro.
Title: Time of Troubles : The Diary of Iurii Vladimirovich Got'e : Moscow, July 8,1917 to July 23, 1922. First Edition in dustjacket.
Publisher:  Princeton University Press, Princeton, New Jersey, 1988, ISBN:0691055203
Seller ID: 114195
(GOT'E, Iurii Vladimirovich). Time of Troubles : The Diary of Iurii Vladimirovich Got'e : Moscow, July 8, 1917 to July 23, 1922. Translated, Edited, and Introduced by Terence Emmons. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, (1988). First Printing. Pp. (8),ix-xix,(3),3-513,(3), + 16 p. of plates. Illustrated. 8vo, purple cloth, silver lettered black title block to spine. "Among the few diaries available from inside early Soviet Russia none approaches Iurii V. Got'e's in sustained length of coverage and depth of vivid detail. Got'e was a member of the Moscow intellectual elite -- a complex and unusually observant man, who was a professor at Moscow Universityand one of the most prominent historians of Russia at the time the revolut ion broke out. Beginning his first entry with the words 'Finis Russiae', hedescribes his life in revolution-torn Moscow from July 8, 1917 through Jul y 23, 1922--nearly the entire period of the Russian Revolution and Civil War up to the advent of the New Economic Policy. This remarkable chronicle, published here for the first time, describes the hardships undergone by Got'e's family and friends and the gradual takeover of the academic and professional sectors of Russia by the new regime. He was in his mid-forties when he wrote the diary. At first he felt that Bolshevism meant complete doom forRussia, but eventually his ardent patriotism led him to accept the Bolshev iks' role in preserving the integrity of the Russian state. The diary was discovered in 1982 in the Hoover Institution Archives, in the papers of Frank Golder, to whom Got'e himself had entrusted it in 1922. It is translated literally and unabridged, with annotations by Terence Emmons. The introduction by Professor Emmons places the diary clearly in the context of Got'e's life and scholarly career." - from the dustjacket. Very good in dustjacket.35.00