Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 (Paperback)
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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 (Paperback)

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LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION.

War-torn, unstable and virtually bankrupt, revolutionary Russia tried to light its way to the future with the fitful glow of science. It succeeded through terror, folly and crime - but also through courage, imagination and even genius.

Stalin believed science should serve the state and with many disciplines having virtually unlimited funds, by the time of his death, the Soviet Union boasted the largest and best-funded scientific establishment in history.

The human cost of this peculiar marriage between the state and its scientists was horrendous, yet, in Stalin and the Scientists, Simon Ings makes clear what Soviet science has done for us.

'Endlessly entertaining...lively, dramatic, intriguing and often very funny' The Times

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571290086
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 35 mm
Edition: Main

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Diana O. at Aylesbury

“Properly researched”

This book is an informative, accessible and thouroughly researched account of science in the Soviet Union, that is most definitely a fascinating read. The details don't make a dull account, but instead bring a... More

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