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The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor : A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954 - Anna Bek

The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor

A Siberian Memoir, 1869-1954

By: Anna Bek, Adele Lindenmeyr (Foreword by), Anne D. Rassweiler (Translator)

Paperback Published: 10th November 2004
ISBN: 9780253217172
Number Of Pages: 152

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The Life of a Russian Woman Doctor by Anna Bek (1869--1954) yields rich insights into the lives of a generation of Russian women who lived at a time of revolutionary change, extraordinary challenges, and unprecedented opportunities. Written in a lively and compelling style, Anna Bek's memoir reveals not only the experiences but also the motives and values of women who sought education, independence, and self-sufficiency, the obstacles they encountered, and the influences of other women and men on their lives. This engrossing memoir also engages the special context of Siberian geography and history -- the vast distances and isolation, the heterogeneous population of settlers, exiles, and convicts, the closeness and interdependence of families and communities, and the deep appreciation of nature. This book offers a rewarding excursion into Siberian social history and an intimate acquaintance with two exceptional individuals of great charm and courage -- Anna Bek and her American editor, Anne D. Rassweiler.

Industry Reviews

The memoir's style is clear and the story is compelling. Furthermore, Rassweiler's introductions and annotations make the memoir usable for courses in Russian history, gender history, medical history, and general European history.July 2008--Michelle DenBeste "California State University Fresno "

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Chronology: The Life of Anna Nikolaevna Zhukova-Bekp. xiii
Introduction: A Journey to Siberiap. 1
Growing Up in the Transbaikalp. 18
Student Life in St. Petersburg and Francep. 43
New Beginnings: Nerchinsk Zavod, St. Petersburg, Akshap. 64
Making a Career: Chita in War and Revolutionp. 87
The Highs and Lows of Working Life: Irkutsk, Novosibirsk, Tomskp. 105
"Labor Education and the Montessori System": Summary of a Lecturep. 123
Notesp. 129
Bibliography and Suggestions for Further Readingp. 143
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780253217172
ISBN-10: 0253217172
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 10th November 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.37 x 14.99  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.29