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The Memoirs of Count Witte - Sergei Iu Witte

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Published: 30th June 1990
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A portrait of the twilight years of Isarism by Count Sergei Witte (1849-1915), the man who built modern Russia. Witte presents incisive and often piquant portraits of the mighty and those around them--powerful Alexander III, the weak-willed Nicholas II, and the neurasthenic Empress Alexandra, along with his own notorious cousin, Madam blavatsky, the "priestess of the occult".

Introductionp. xiii
Countess Witte's Forewordp. xxiii
I. V. Hessen's Introduction: Excerptp. xxv
A. L. Sidorov's Introduction: Excerptsp. xxxi
1849-1903p. 1
My Familyp. 3
General Fadeev and His Timesp. 12
Some Caucasian Memoriesp. 20
My Educationp. 29
The Odessa Railroad, 1870-1879p. 40
St. Petersburg, 1879-1880 Service on the Southwestern Railroad My First Marriage The Baranov Commission Railroad Kingsp. 52
Kievan Years, 1880-1889 Service with the Southwestern Railroadp. 63
Kievan Years, 1880-1889p. 68
Kiev in the 1880s More or Less Interesting Personalitiesp. 72
Kiev in the 1880s Contacts with Emperor Alexander Iii And His Familyp. 90
Director of The Department of Railroad Affairs 1889-1891p. 96
St. Petersburg, 1889-1891 People and Incidentsp. 105
Minister of Ways And Communications, 1891-1892p. 117
Family Mattersp. 131
Prince Vladimir Petrovich Meshcherskiip. 134
Fellow Ministers and Other High Officials, 1889-1894p. 143
Minister of Finance Appointment and Personnelp. 160
Emperor Alexander IIIp. 170
My Work as Minister of Finance Under Emperor Alexander IIIp. 179
The Imperial Courtp. 198
Last Days Of Emperor Alexander IIIp. 205
A New Reign Beginsp. 209
The New Emperor's First Personnel Changes, 1894-1895p. 214
The Sino-Russian Treaty of 1896p. 227
The Khodynka Tragedyp. 239
May-October 1896 Liquor Monopoly, Nizhnii Novgorod Exhibition, the Gold Standard The Bosphorusp. 243
Some New Faces Some New And Unfortunate Policies 1896-1898p. 253
The Visiting Dignitaries, 1897p. 267
Origins of the War With Japan, 1897-1900p. 273
Foreign Affairs, 1898-1900 The Hague Peace Conference The Fashoda Incident A New Foreign Ministerp. 284
A New Minister of Interior And Some Minor Developments 1898-1900p. 288
The Imperial Court The Succession Question Changing Moresp. 296
On the Road to War And Revolution, 1901-1903p. 300
My Departure from the Office Of Minister of Financep. 312
Some of My Achievements As Minister of Financep. 318
My Work on the Peasant And Nobility Question 1893-1905p. 327
Letter from Witte To Nicholas II Concerning The Proposed Conference On the Peasant Questionp. 342
Excerptsp. 348
1903-1906p. 351
On the Eve of Warp. 353
My Differences with Plehvep. 370
The First Months of War January-July 1904p. 382
The """"Political Spring"""" And Bloody Sundayp. 392
War and Peace February-September 1905p. 417
Return to Russia Paris, Berlin, Romintenp. 450
General Strikep. 459
The October Manifestop. 479
My First Ten Days as Premierp. 492
General Trepov And Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevichp. 513
The Restoration of Orderp. 522
Cabinet Changesp. 545
The Loan That Saved Russia's Financial Strengthp. 561
Fulfilling the Promise Of The October 17 Manifestop. 573
The End of My Tenurep. 597
Appendix The Witte, Vuich, And Obolenskii Memorandap. 604
p. 619
Exile?p. 621
Attempts on My Lifep. 629
Personalia, 1907-1911p. 644
Formation of The Goremykin Governmentp. 648
The First State Dumap. 652
The Opening of the Stolypin Erap. 656
The Second State Dumap. 666
Stolypin in the Ascendant 1907-1910p. 676
Foreign Affairs, 1907-1911p. 704
Court Calendar, 1907-1911p. 708
Politics and the Armed Forces 1907-1911p. 719
The End of the Stolypin Erap. 731
p. 743
Editor's Notesp. 745
Editor's Notes to Volume Ip. 747
Editor's Notes to Volume IIp. 779
Editor's Notes to Volume IIIp. 821
Sources Texts Used in the Translationp. 837
Bibliographyp. 841
Name Indexp. 853
Subject Indexp. 873
About the Translator and Editorp. 886
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ISBN: 9780873325714
ISBN-10: 0873325710
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 920
Published: 30th June 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.27