The Memoirs of Count Witte
An account of the later years of Tsarism. Witte presents portraits of the statesmen around him, explains the problem of bringing the economy to a level commensurate with Russia's putative position as the greatest land power in the world and the effort to create a constitutional monarchy.
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xxxi psl. - During the latter part of the nineteenth century and the early part of the twentieth century, the application of quantitative methods of science was extended to psychology and so to education. This period saw the development of the 'test' phenomenon, which culminated in the test boom of the 1920 to 1930 period.
xviii psl. - ... disappointing. Much that ought never to have seen the light has here been published in extenso ; while his accounts of certain momentous events, which to my personal knowledge he had consigned to writing, have been either suppressed or mislaid. The style is amorphous, and at times the grammar is bad. For the last time, in the spring of 1914, I admonished Witte that unless he prepared his reminiscences carefully for the press, correcting slips of memory and errors and leaving the manuscript quite...