Project: Revolution From Within: The YMCA in Russia’s Ascension to Freedom From Bolshevik Tyranny by Catherine Baird, Ph.D.
Genre: World History
Services: Project Management, Consulting
Revolution From Within is the story of determination, unlikely partnerships, and concepts that are increasingly relevant worldwide. Freedom, creativity and compassion sit at the heart of this book as the author ties the events from more than a century ago back to parallels occurring today. When 160 of Russia’s most promising intellectuals were exiled, YMCA director Dr. John Mott and the YMCA press supported their continuing development of ideas and philosophy. From the Bolshevik revolution to the fall of the Soviet Union, Revolution From Within tells a true story of intrigue, politics, religion, and uncertainty. A committed group of Y professionals risked their lives and livelihoods to preserve Russian culture, ideas, faith, and beliefs. In doing so, they provided relief, morale, hope, and encouragement to Russians who remained in the U.S.S.R. and two 2 million emigres throughout Europe.