American Diplomats in Russia: Case Studies in Orphan Diplomacy, 1916-1919

Hardcover | August 1, 1997

byWilliam Allison

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Anti-Bolshevism, the Allied war effort, German domination, American hegemony--these issues and many more occupied the daily activities of American diplomats in revolutionary Russia. Left with little instruction from Washington and often exposed to danger, the American diplomats took it upon themselves to deal with the chaotic situation. In this unique study, Allison looks at the careers of specific diplomats and at their personal and political agendas, showing how their prejudices often biased their judgment and influenced their actions.

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Anti-Bolshevism, the Allied war effort, German domination, American hegemony--these issues and many more occupied the daily activities of American diplomats in revolutionary Russia. Left with little instruction from Washington and often exposed to danger, the American diplomats took it upon themselves to deal with the chaotic situation...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1997Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275958639

ISBN - 13:9780275958633

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.,."a fascinating and highly readable account of the relatively small group of American diplomats and consular officials stationed in Russia who found themselves in the chaos of the Russian revolutions and subsequent outbreak of civil war in that country....Allison's investigation provides a unique look into an important area of American foreign policy during the early months of the Bolshevik regime in Russia....His research is comprehensive and his conclusions are well documented. What makes it particular diplomatic history even better is that Allison approaches his subject in a straightforward manner and with a sensitivity that are rare today among historians....American Diplomats in Russia is highly readable account that will prove useful not only to students of diplomatic history but also to anyone interested in the evolution of early U.S.-Soviet relations or the formulation of U.S. foreign policy during the Wilson presidency."-Journal of Modern History