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How Russia Learned to Talk : A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930. / Lovell, Stephen.

Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020. 352 p. (Oxford Studies in Modern European History).

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Lovell, S 2020, How Russia Learned to Talk: A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930. Oxford Studies in Modern European History, Oxford University Press, Oxford . https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199546428.001.0001

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Lovell, S. (2020). How Russia Learned to Talk: A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930. (Oxford Studies in Modern European History). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199546428.001.0001

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Lovell S. How Russia Learned to Talk: A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020. 352 p. (Oxford Studies in Modern European History). https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199546428.001.0001

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Lovell, Stephen. / How Russia Learned to Talk : A History of Public Speaking in the Stenographic Age, 1860-1930. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2020. 352 p. (Oxford Studies in Modern European History).

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