Harnwell, Gaylord P.
Title Russian Diary: A Distinguished Educator's Informal Report on Life and Higher Education in the Soviet Union.
Publisher Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, .
Seller ID 70439s
Octavo, navy blue cloth (hardcover), 125 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light edgewear. Ò...A perceptive, factual account by the President of the University of Pennsylvania of a trip he made, together with a small group of American college presidents, for the purpose of learning at first hand about higher education in the Soviet Union. Dr. Harnwell discusses in detail the institutions he visited in Moscow, Leningrad, Tbilisi, Samarkand, Tashkent, and Alma-Ata. At the different universities, technical schools, and medical institutions, he learned about courses of instruction, requirements for degrees, statistics on numbers of students and faculty, administrative structure, and so on...Russian Diary is more than an academic report; Dr. Harnwell has injected his own delightful descriptions of the trip itself -- of the cities visited, of the varying costumes, foods, music, and people encountered...Ó