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An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia

The Memoirs of Zara Witkin, 1932-1934

An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia( )
Introduction by: Gelb, Michael
Author: Witkin, Zara
ISBN:978-0-520-07134-6
Publication Date:Oct 1991
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $63.00
Book Description:

In 1932 Zara Witkin, a prominent American engineer, set off for the Soviet Union with two goals: to help build a society more just and rational than the bankrupt capitalist system at home, and to seek out the beautiful film star Emma Tsesarskaia. His memoirs offer a detailed view of Stalin's bureaucracy--entrenched planners who snubbed new methods; construction bosses whose cover-ups led to terrible disasters; engineers who plagiarized Witkin's work; workers whose...
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Book Details
Pages:352
Detailed Subjects: Technology & Engineering / Civil / General
History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.435 x 9.36 x 1.19 Inches
Book Weight:1.641 Pounds



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