Fuller, William C., Jr. 1951–

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Fuller, William C., Jr. 1951–

(William C. Fuller)

PERSONAL:

Born August 12, 1951. Education: Received Ph.D. from Harvard University.

CAREER:

Educator and writer. Affiliated with Harvard University and Colgate University; U.S. Naval War College, Newport, RI, served as chair of strategy and policy department, professor emeritus.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Superior Civilian Service Award, U.S. Navy, 2006.

WRITINGS:

Civil-Military Conflict in Imperial Russia, 1881-1914, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1985.

Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, Free Press (New York, NY), 1992.

The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 2006.

Also author of The Internal Troops of the MVD SSSR, 1983. Contributor to books, including The Great War and the Twentieth Century, edited by Jay Winter, Geoffrey Parker, and Mary Habeck, Yale University Press, 2000. Contributor to periodicals, including Journal of Modern History, New York Times Book Review, Russian Review, and Slavic Review.

SIDELIGHTS:

Historian William C. Fuller, Jr., is the author of several studies of imperial Russia. His 2006 book The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia examines the Russian military and political bureaucracy in light of the spy mania that led to hundreds of arrests and executions and ultimately to the 1917 revolution. Foreign Affairs critic Robert Legvold remarked that Fuller "tells a good story, with skill and verve." Reviewing the book in the New York Times, Firuz Kazemzadeh deemed it a "richly documented" work that has "contributed to our understanding of Russia's past and thereby helped equip us for a better understanding of the Soviet Union today."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Historical Review, June, 1986, John Bushnell, review of Civil-Military Conflict in Imperial Russia, 1881-1914, p. 707.

Contemporary Sociology, March, 1993, Brian M. Downing, review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 204.

Foreign Affairs, September-October, 2006, Robert Legvold, review of The Foe Within: Fantasies of Treason and the End of Imperial Russia.

International Studies Quarterly, October, 1994, Walter C. Clemens, Jr., review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 321.

Journal of Modern History, December, 1987, Geoffrey A. Hosking, review of Civil-Military Conflict in Imperial Russia, 1881-1914, p. 894.

Military History, December, 2006, Stephen Mauro, review of The Foe Within, p. 63.

Naval War College Review, summer, 1993, review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 132.

New York Times Book Review, February 16, 1986, Firuz Kazemzadeh, review of Civil-Military Conflict in Imperial Russia, 1881-1914, p. 13.

Orbis, fall, 1992, Alvin Z. Rubinstein, review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 627.

Russian Review, October, 1987, Walter M. Pintner, review of Civil-Military Conflict in Imperial Russia, 1881-1914, p. 439; January, 1996, Jacob W. Kipp, review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 119.

Slavic Review, fall, 1994, Elise Kimerling, review of Strategy and Power in Russia, 1600-1914, p. 870.

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