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James H. Billington is currently the Librarian of Congress. Before that, he served as director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He has been a leading figure in American academic exchange programs, and served as past chairman of the Board of Foreign Scholarship, which directs the Fulbright Program. He is author of Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism and The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture.
In depth history and very eye opening information on the formation of the elite class.Published 15 months ago by Michael Mayfield
Am still in the process of reading the book, as it is a good-sized tome. But it is worth every page. On the same level as 'Democracy in America' by Toquevile.Published 22 months ago by Ray
the book is written by a true gentleman and a scholar. There isn't any spin or conspiracy slant in this deeply researched masterpiecePublished on January 16, 2013 by jaypee
This item shipped quickly. I was worried when I ordered it that I wouldn't receive it right away, but everything turned out great! Thanks a lot would definitely do business again!Published on December 12, 2011 by Michelle P.