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The Resource Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953, Simon Ings

Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953, Simon Ings

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Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953
Title
Stalin and the scientists
Title remainder
a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953
Statement of responsibility
Simon Ings
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A story of courage, genius and terrible folly. It is the history of how the Soviet Union's scientists became both the glory and the laughing stock of the intellectual world. It shows how Stalin's obsessions derailed a great experiment in 'rational government'
Cataloging source
JAI
Dewey number
947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953, Simon Ings
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-495) and index
Contents
Prologue: Fuses (1856-1905) -- Part one: Control (1905-1929) -- Scholars -- Revolutionaries -- Entrepreneurs -- Workers -- Exploring the mind -- Understanding evolution -- Shaping humanity -- Part two: Power (1929-1941) -- "Storming the fortress of science" -- Eccentrics -- The primacy of practice -- Kooperatorka -- The great patron -- "Fascist links" -- Office politics -- "We shall go to the pyre" -- Part three: Dominion (1941-1953) -- "Lucky stiffs" -- "Can I go to the reactor?" -- "How did anyone dare insult Comrade Lysenko?" -- Higher nervous activity -- "The death agony was horrible" -- Succession -- Epilogue: Spoil
Control code
sky285089440
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 508 pages
Isbn
9780802125989
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Stalin and the scientists : a history of triumph and tragedy 1905-1953, Simon Ings
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-495) and index
Contents
Prologue: Fuses (1856-1905) -- Part one: Control (1905-1929) -- Scholars -- Revolutionaries -- Entrepreneurs -- Workers -- Exploring the mind -- Understanding evolution -- Shaping humanity -- Part two: Power (1929-1941) -- "Storming the fortress of science" -- Eccentrics -- The primacy of practice -- Kooperatorka -- The great patron -- "Fascist links" -- Office politics -- "We shall go to the pyre" -- Part three: Dominion (1941-1953) -- "Lucky stiffs" -- "Can I go to the reactor?" -- "How did anyone dare insult Comrade Lysenko?" -- Higher nervous activity -- "The death agony was horrible" -- Succession -- Epilogue: Spoil
Control code
sky285089440
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xix, 508 pages
Isbn
9780802125989
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Other physical details
illustrations

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