American Diplomats In Russia

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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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A study of American diplomats caught in the midst of revolution in Russia, focusing on their relationship with the Wilson administration and their role in policy making. Separate chapters describe the experiences of six diplomats in different cities, with overview and conclusion chapters. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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WILLIAM ALLISON is Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at St. Francis College, Indiana.

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Table of Contents

1 The Setting 1
2 The Ambassador: The Experience of David R. Francis 13
3 The Embassy Counselor: The Experience of J. Butler Wright 51
4 The Consul General at Moscow: The Experience of Maddin Summers 77
5 The Next Consul General: The Experience of DeWitt Clinton Poole 97
6 Our Man in Archangel: The Experience of Felix Cole 127
7 Orphan Diplomats 147
Notes 151
Bibliography 175
Index 183
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