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Stalin and the Scientists

Stalin and the Scientists

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ISBN
9780571290079
Published
06/10/2016
9780571290079
Format
Hardback
Price
£20.00
Paperback
528

About the Book

Longlisted for the The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016

An epic story of courage, genius and terrible folly, this is the first history of how the Soviet Union's scientists became both the glory and the laughing stock of the intellectual world.

Simon Ings weaves together what happened when a handful of impoverished and underemployed graduates, professors and entrepreneurs, collectors and charlatans, bound themselves to a failing government to create a world superpower. And he shows how Stalin's obsessions derailed a great experiment in 'rational government'.

Longlisted for the The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016An epic story of courage, genius and terrible folly, this is the first history of how the Soviet Union's scientists became both the glory and the laughing stock of the intellectual world.Simon Ings weaves together what happened when a handful of impoverished and underemployed graduates, professors and entrepreneurs, collectors and charlatans, bound themselves to a failing government to create a world superpower. And he shows how Stalin's obsessions derailed a great experiment in 'rational government'.

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