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Stalin and the Scientists By Simon Ings

Stalin and the Scientists by Simon Ings

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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'.

Stalin and the Scientists Summary

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings

Long listed 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'.

About Simon Ings

Simon Ings began his career writing science fiction stories, novels and films, before widening his brief to explore perception (The Eye), 20th-century radical politics (The Weight of Numbers), the shipping system (Dead Water) and augmented reality (Wolves). He co-founded and edited Arc magazine, a digital publication about the future, before joining New Scientist as its arts editor. Out of the office, he lives in possibly the coldest flat in London, writing for the Guardian, Times, Telegraph, Independent and Nature.

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GOR007814351
9780571290079
0571290078
Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy 1905-1953 by Simon Ings
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Faber & Faber
2016-10-06
528
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