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Stalin ordered his execution, but here Palchinksy's ghost leads us through the miasma of Soviet technology and industry, pointing out the mistakes he condemned in his lifetime, the corruption and collapse he predicted, and the ultimate price paid for silencing those who were not afraid to speak out. The story of this engineer's life and work, as Graham tells it, is also the story of the Soviet Union's industrial promise and failure.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674354371
ISBN-10: 0674354370
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 8mm)
Pages: 154
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Loren R. Graham

Loren Graham is Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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