Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger


Pipes, Richard


Pipes, Richard . Vixi: Memoirs of a Non-Belonger. Cambridge: Yale University Press, 2003. First Edition, First Printing. ISBN: 9780300101652. pp. xiii, 264. 8vo. Quarter gray cloth over like boards. Black-and-white photographs, portraits, illustrations, etc. Bright, clean, and unmarked. Appears unread; as new and housed in fine dustjacket. Hardcover. ”Sixteen-year-old Richard Pipes escaped from Nazi-occupied Warsaw with his family in October 1939. Their flight took them to the United States by way of Italy, and Pipes went on to earn a college degree, join the US Air Corps, serve as professor of Russian history at Harvard for nearly 40 years, and become adviser to President Reagan on Soviet and Eastern European affairs. Here, he remembers the events of his own remarkable life as well as the unfolding of some of the 20th century’s most extraordinary political events. the conflicts inside the Reagan administration over American policies toward the USSR, Pipes offers observations as well as portraits of such cultural and political figures as Isaiah Berlin, Ronald Reagan and Alexander Haig. Perhaps most interesting of all, Pipes depicts his evolution as a historian and his understanding of how history is witnessed and how it is recorded.” (#3347) $29.00