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

Ings, Simon, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780802125989
  • ISBN: 0802125980
  • Physical Description: xix, 508 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2017.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"First published in 2016 in Great Britain by Faber & Faber Ltd."--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-495) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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.
Summary, etc.:
"Stalin and the Scientists tells the story of the hugely gifted scientists who worked in Russia from the years leading up to the Revolution through the death of the 'Great Scientist' himself, Joseph Stalin. It weaves together the stories of scientists, politicians, and ideologues into an intimate and sometimes horrifying portrait of a state determined to remake the world. They often wreaked great harm. Stalin was himself an amateur botanist, and by falling under the sway of dangerous charlatans like Trofim Lysenko (who denied the existence of genes), and by relying on antiquated ideas of biology, he not only destroyed the lives of hundreds of brilliant scientists, he caused the death of millions through famine. But from atomic physics to management theory, and from radiation biology to neuroscience and psychology, these Soviet experts also made breakthroughs that forever changed agriculture, education, and medicine" --Inside jacket.
Subject: Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 > Influence.
Stalin, Iosif V. 1879-1953.
Science and state > Soviet Union.
Scientists > Soviet Union > Biography.
Science > Soviet Union > History.
HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union.
SCIENCE / History.
Genre: Biographies.
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