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us: Vucinich, Wayne S.


  • [Wayne S. Vucinich (June 23, 1913 - April 21, 2005) was an American historian and professor and a founding father of Russian, Slavic, East European and Byzantine scholarship after World War II. He spent his academic career at Stanford University.]

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    • found: U.S. Office of Strategic Services. Research and Analysis Branch. Notes to Yugoslavia ... 1942
    • found: Info. converted from 678, 2012-10-02 (b. 1913)
    • found: Memoirs of my childhood in Yugoslavia, 2007: CIP galley (professor emeritus of Eastern Europe studies, Stanford Univ. ; born in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Serbian nationality, grew up in Montana ; died in California, 2005)
    • found: Wikipedia, Aug. 1, 2014: (Wayne S. Vucinich (June 23, 1913 - April 21, 2005) was an American historian and professor and a founding father of Russian, Slavic, East European and Byzantine scholarship after World War II. He spent his academic career at Stanford University; born in Butte, Montana; died in Menlo Park, California; He attended the University of California, Berkeley, earning a M.A. in East European history in 1936. He continued to pursue his doctoral studies between 1936 and 1941, also studying at Charles University in Prague; After graduating, Vucinich joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and worked as an analyst for the Balkans and the Soviet Union during the Second World War; In 1946, after working in the State Department for a year, he accepted an offer to teach in Stanford's History Department, where he worked until his formal retirement in 1978)
    • found: Stanford new service website, Aug. 1, 2014: (Wayne S. Vucinich, a founding father of Russian and East European scholarship after World War II and a beloved mentor to thousands of students during his five decades at Stanford, died of heart failure at a nursing home in Menlo Park on April 21. He was 91 years old; Vucinich was born into an immigrant Serbian family in Butte, Mont., in 1913. When his parents and his infant brother died in the influenza epidemic of 1918, an uncle took Vucinich and his two younger siblings back to a remote mountain village in Bileca Rudine in Herzegovina; returned to the United States when he was 15) {http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2005/pr-obitwayne-042705.html}
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    • [Wayne S. Vucinich (June 23, 1913 - April 21, 2005) was an American historian and professor and a founding father of Russian, Slavic, East European and Byzantine scholarship after World War II. He spent his academic career at Stanford University.]
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