New Haven : Yale University Press ; Stanford, CA, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2017.
Book — ix, 294 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
A poignant collection of letters written by the Latvian poet, novelist, and newspaper editor Arsenii Formakov while interned in Soviet labor camps Emily Johnson has translated and edited a fascinating collection of letters written by Arsenii Formakov, a Latvian Russian poet, novelist, and journalist, during two terms in Soviet labor camps, 1940 to 1947 in Kraslag and 1949 to 1955 in Kamyshlag and Ozerlag. This correspondence, which Formakov mailed home to his family in Riga, provides readers with a firsthand account of the workings of the Soviet penal system and testifies to the hardships of daily life for Latvian prisoners in the Gulag. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
McKinleyville, California : John Daniel and Company, 2017.
Book — 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
"My Dear People is made up of three different alternating ingredients, each by a different author: a historical account of surrounding military events by Christopher McManus, Constance Crawford's commentary on her father's letters, and the letters themselves by Ned Crawford. These writings are interwoven chronologically here to make Private Ned Crawford's story comprehensible, entertaining, and moving. The letters Ned wrote to his best friend while serving as a soldier in World War I offer an intimate, quirky, and intelligent account of what it was like for a thirty-one-year-old man who abhorred war and any official interference with individual freedom to submit to a wartime draft and to perform his part in the enormous human drama that was the American Expeditionary Force."--Provided by publisher.
Moskva : Svi͡ato-Ekaterininskiĭ muzhskoĭ monastyrʹ ; Bri͡usselʹ : Conference SainteTrinity du Patriarcate de Moscou, 2011. Москва : Свято-Екатерининский мужской монастырь ; Брюссель : Conference SainteTrinity du Patriarcate de Moscou, 2011.
Book — xvi, 439 p.,  p. of plates : ill. ; 24cm.
This selection of Boris Pasternak's correspondence with his parents and sisters from 1921 to 1960--including more than illustrations and photos--is an authoritative, indispensable introduction and guide to the great writer's life and work. His letters are accomplished literary works in their own right, on a par with his poetry in their intensity, frankness, and dazzling stylistic play. In addition, they offer a rare glimpse into his innermost self, significantly complementing the insights gained from his work. They are especially poignant in that after 1923 Pasternak was never to see his parents again. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The influence of the natural sciences on the social sciences
The problem and the method of the natural sciences
The subjective character of the data of the social sciences
The individualist and "compositive" method of the social sciences
The objectivism of the scientistic approach
The collectivism of the scientistic approach
The historicism of the scientistic approach
"Purposive" social formations
"Conscious" direction and the growth of reason
Engineers and planners
Part Two: The counter-revolution of science
The source of the scientistic hubris: l'Ecole polytechnique
The "accoucheur d'idées": Henri de Saint-Simon
Social physics: Saint-Simon and Comte
The religion of the engineers: Enfantin and the Saint-Simonians
Sociology: Comte and his successors
Part Three: Comte and Hegel
Comte and Hegel
Appendix: Related documents
Some notes on propaganda in Germany
Selected correspondence, F.A. Hayek to Fritz Machlup (1940-41)
Preface to the U. S. edition
Preface to the German edition.
"Studies on the Abuse and Decline of Reason" is a series of fascinating essays on the study of social phenomena. How to best and most accurately study social interactions has long been debated intensely, and there are two main approaches: the positivists, who ignore intent and belief and draw on methods based in the sciences; and the nonpositivists, who argue that opinions and ideas drive action and are central to understanding social behavior. F. A. Hayek's opposition to the positivists and their claims to scientific rigor and certainty in the study of human behavior is a running theme of this important book. Hayek argues that the vast number of elements whose interactions create social structures and institutions make it unlikely that social science can predict precise outcomes. Instead, he contends, we should strive to simply understand the principles by which phenomena are produced. For Hayek, this modesty of aspirations went hand in hand with his concern over widespread enthusiasm for economic planning. As a result, these essays are relevant to ongoing debates within the social sciences and to discussion about the role government can and should play in the economy. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, c2007.
Book — 941 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
This second volume of letters written by Eric Voegelin covers the period from 1950 through 1984. With few exceptions, the originals are to be found in the Hoover Institution Archives at Stanford University. Correspondents include Leo Strauss, Karl Lowith, Alfred Schutz, Aaron Gurwitsch, Hans Kelsen, Marshal McLuhan, Bertrand de Jouvenel, Arnold Toynbee, and Marie Konig, among others. Beginning at a time when Voegelin was working on a major theoretical breakthrough, reflected in the Walgreen Lectures at the University of Chicago and The New Science of Politics, the correspondence highlights the years of publication of the first four volumes of "Order and History"; Voegelin's move to "Munich", where he founded and directed the university's Institut fur Politische Wissenschaft; and his years as Henry Salvatori Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution in Stanford from 1969 to 1974. Voegelin remained a tireless correspondent until the last years of his life. Voegelin's Munich years, while not without controversy, can be seen as the most successful time in his life, as well as his most creative and prolific as a political philosopher. During that time, Voegelin worked on volume IV of "Order and History", and the letters written to successive directors of the Louisiana State University Press, as well as to friends and colleagues, give a vivid account of the changing nature of this seminal project. Voegelin's letters written between 1969 and 1984 provide compelling evidence of the intellectual vigor that characterized his work throughout his life and continued virtually undiminished until the last weeks before his death. Voegelin's realism, his sharp wit, and his superbly developed sense of irony remain evident in the correspondence throughout all these years. While letters to Leo Strauss, Robert Heilman, and Alfred Schutz have been published in separate volumes of correspondence, this selection adds an abundance of hitherto unpublished letters, many of them translated from the original German, providing for the first time the outlines of an intellectual biography of one of the most profound thinkers of the twentieth century. Any reader with a serious interest in Voegelin's work will find that the freshness and vitality of his thought are perhaps nowhere more evident than in the letters collected here. As a letter writer, Voegelin always challenged his counterparts, and he is bound to challenge the reader of this correspondence. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Forever yours : letters of love, family, and friendship
Lines of fire : letters of combat
Laughing through the tears : humorous and unusual letters
Caught in the crossfire : letters by and a bout civilians
Aftermath : postwar letters.
Features approximately 200 previously unpublished letters and emails, personal correspondence of US and foreign troops and civilians who have experienced major conflicts firsthand, from the American Revolution to 9/11, Afghanistan and Iraq.
Controversies prior to 1933-- after the Nazi seizure of power-- the ideological scism - 1936-1939-- physics at war - 1939-1945-- the legacy of National Socialism.
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An anthology of fully annotated translations of texts by physicists, written both before, during and after the Nazi period of rule in Germany. There is also an introductory section giving an overview of the impact of Nazi ideology on physics during this period. (source: Nielsen Book Data)