By Catherine Baird
REVOLUTION FROM inside of is the tale of selection, not likely partnerships, and ideas which are more and more correct around the world. Freedom, creativity and compassion take a seat on the center of this ebook because the writer ties the occasions from greater than a century in the past again to parallels taking place today.
"When a hundred and sixty of Russia's such a lot promising intellectuals have been exiled, YMCA Director Dr. John Mott and the YMCA Press supported their carrying on with improvement of rules and philosophy. From the Bolshevik Revolution to the autumn of the Soviet Union, 'Revolution from inside of' tells a real tale of intrigue, politics, faith, and uncertainty. A devoted workforce of Y execs risked their lives and livelihoods to maintain Russian tradition, principles, religion, and ideology. In doing so, they supplied reduction, morale, wish, and encouragement to Russians who remained within the U.S.S.R. and to 2 million emigres all through Europe." -- Kristen Obaranec, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta.
"I used to be intrigued to determine approximately those principles on Russian non secular philosophy, and the individuals--The 160--and how they have been motivated by means of YMCA. total, this is often an fantastic and little-known tale a few outstanding second in time--about or 3 years within the early 20s whilst a rare conflux of ancient occasions, notable participants, and massive principles got here jointly to aid lay the basis for one of many maximum old occasions of the twentieth century--the fall of Communism." -- Beth Haddon, Journalist and previous Broadcast govt, CBC.
"While i've got continuously been keenly attracted to Russian historical past, in addition to the death of the Soviet Union, till I learn this paintings i used to be thoroughly ignorant of the imperative and very important half performed by way of the YMCA during this quest for freedom or of the ability and achieve of the YMCA Press. I had no concept that the YMCA performed one of these pivotal function in Russia and different countries with recognize to political transformation." -- Lisa Moore, The Moore Firm.
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Revolution from Within: The YMCA in Russia’s Ascension to Freedom from Bolshevik Tyranny by Catherine Baird