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James H. Billington

James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress, is the 13th incumbent in that position since the Library was established in 1800. An author and historian, as well as an educator and administrator, he was director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars from 1973 until moving to the Library of Congress in 1987.

Selected Publications:

The Face of Russia (1998), the companion book to the three-part television series, The Face of Russia, that he wrote and narrated for airing on Public Broadcasting Stations in June 1998.
Russia Transformed: Breakthrough to Hope, August 1991 (1992)
Fire in the Minds of Men (1980),
The Icon and the Axe (1966),
Mikhailovsky and Russian Populism (1956)


Last Updated: Aug 28, 2006

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