By (author) Loren R. Graham
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Moscow Stories by Loren R. Graham
Book Description"Graham has brilliantly encapsulated and interwoven the major features of Soviet and post-Soviet history in his riveting stories...a splendid and extraordinary work." -Edward Grant, author of God and Reason in the Middle Ages "A very lively read, indeed a real page turner...Graham's discussion of pressing ethical dilemmas displays a sureness of hand and a refreshing candor about his own struggles with the issues." -Susan Solomon, University of Toronto The distinguished American historian of Russian and Soviet science Loren R. Graham recounts with warmth and wit his experiences during 45 years of traveling and researching in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet Russia, from 1960 to 2005. Present for many historic events during this period, Graham writes not as a political correspondent or an analyst, but as an ordinary American living through these years alongside Russian friends and critics. Graham befriended some of the leading scientists and politicians in Russia, but his most touching stories concern average Russians with whom he lived, worked, suffered, and exchanged views. Graham also writes of the ethical questions he confronted, such as the tension between independence of thought and political loyalty. Finally, he depicts the ways in which Russia has changed-visually, politically, and ideologically-during the last 15 years. These gripping, sometimes humorous, always deeply personal stories will engage and inform all readers with an interest in Russia during this tumultuous period of history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253347169
(5983mm x 3971mm x 29mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Loren R. Graham
Science in the New Russia, Paperback (May 2008)
The Russian science establishment was one of the largest in the world, boasting many Nobel prizes, a world-leading space programme, and schools in mathematics, and physics. This book tells the story of the near collapse of Russian science and of subsequent domestic and international efforts to reform and re-energize scientific activity in Russia.
Face in the Rock, Paperback (August 1998)
Grand Island lies off the south shore of Lake Superior. It was once home to a sizable community of Chippewa Indians who lived in harmony with the land and with each other. This title charts the plight of the Chippewa as white culture steadily encroaches, forcing the native people off the island and dispersing their community on the mainland.
Ghost of the Executed Engineer, Paperback (April 1996)» View all books by Loren R. Graham
This work looks at the decline of Soviet technology and industry, as seen through the eyes of the ghost of Peter Palchinsky, executed on the orders of Stalin. It provides the story of the engineer's life and work, pointing out the mistakes and corruption he condemned in his lifetime.
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Author Biography - Loren R. Graham
Loren R. Graham is Professor of the History of Science at MIT and a member of the Executive Committee, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. A National Book Award finalist, he has written many books and articles on the history of science and other subjects. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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