From Away: The Maine Origins of a Russian Historian
Robert Williams tells of the experiences that led him to being where he is today, from his childhood summers in Maine to the return after moves all across the country for his work as a professor of Russian History.
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From Away: Maine Origins of a Russian Historian details the long life of Robert Williams in his autobiography as he recounts the many things he has seen, known, and learned from others and his own experiences. From childhood years spent assisting the war effort to summers in Maine, beyond the borders of New England for his work as a professor, and even a brief foray into Europe to live in Munich. He tells of his ancestors and their visits and moves to Maine and Massachusetts. He tells of his colleagues and books that he's written over the years. He also tells of his family, his siblings, wife and children.
About The Author
Robert C. Williams is a retired Russian historian who lives in Topsham, Maine, with his wife Ann, a dog and several cats. He first came to Kezar Lake in 1939, spent summers there until 2003, and is now a full-time Maine resident. He is the author of Lovewell's Town. From Howling Wilderness to Vacationland in Trust (2006) and of histories of Topsham, the Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, the Lovell United Church of Christ, and the Greater Lovell Land Trust. He received his B.A. from Wesleyan University (1960) and his Ph.D. from Harvard University (1966) and has taught history at Bates, Davidson and Williams Colleges, and at WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis.