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Billington, James H(adley)

BILLINGTON, James H(adley)

BILLINGTON, James H(adley). American, b. 1929. Genres: Cultural/Ethnic topics. Career: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, instructor, 1957-58, assistant professor of history, 1958-61, fellow of Russian Research Center, 1958-59; Princeton University, NJ, associate professor, 1962-64, professor of history, 1964-73; Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, director, 1973-87; Library of Congress, Washington, DC, Librarian of Congress, 1987-. Writer. Guest professor at universities and research institutions in the USSR; visiting research professor and universities in Europe and Asia. Host of Humanities Film Forum (television series), 1973-74; Decorated Chevalier 1995 and Comdr., 1991, Order of Arts and Letters of France; Woodrow Wilson Award Princeton U., 1992; Knight comdr.'s Cross of Order of Merit, Fed. Republic of Germany, 1996. Publications: Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism, 1958; The Icon and the Axe: An Interpretive History of Russian Culture, 1966; (Author of intro) The Horizon Book of the Arts of Russia, 1970; Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, 1980; Russian Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope, Moscow, August 1991, 1992. Virtue, Public and Private, edited with a foreword by Richard John Neuhaus, 1986. Address: Office of the Librarian, The Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, DC 20540-1000, U.S.A.

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