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Out of My Past
Out of My Past
By Count Kokovtsov
Stanford University Press, 1935, 615 pp
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These memoirs of the former Russian Finance Minister and Prime Minister appeared a couple of years ago in Russian. This English translation is to be warmly welcomed, for Kokovtsov's account of developments from 1903 to 1918, both in domestic and foreign policy, is easily one of the most important sources for the study of prewar Russia -- much more detailed and much more reliable than the well-known memoirs of Witte. It is, in fact, a book that no student of European affairs can afford to neglect. This American edition by H. H. Fisher is supplied with valuable explanatory notes.