Holmes, Larry E.

Dr. Holmes is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Alabama. He received his Ph.D. with a major in Imperial Russia and the U.S.S.R and minors in Medieval Russia, Twentieth-Century America, the History of Science, and Great Britain Since 1714.

How Ordinary Russians Experience Their Lives and World: A Report of a Participant-Observer
2008 0-7734-5181-1
This study examines in an historical and a contemporary context the Russian attitudes and behaviors that fuel Western misconceptions. The work focuses on how Russians perceive themselves and outsiders and how those preconceptions affect outsiders’ perceptions of them. Historical, academic, and biographical this book alternatively confirms, challenges, and even defies the prejudices and impressions held by not only students and scholars, but also Russian specialists.