The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union / Edition 1

The Ghost of the Executed Engineer: Technology and the Fall of the Soviet Union / Edition 1

by Loren Graham
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674354370

ISBN-13: 9780674354371

Pub. Date: 02/01/1996

Publisher: Harvard

Stalin ordered his execution, but here Peter Palchinsky has the last word. Palchinsky tells of Soviet technology and industry, the mistakes he condemned in his lifetime, the corruption and collapse he predicted, the ultimate price paid for silencing those who were not afraid to speak out. The story of this visionary engineer's life and work, as Graham tells it, is

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674354371
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
02/01/1996
Series:
Russian Research Center Studies Series , #87
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
162
Sales rank:
780,347
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

1. The Radical Engineer

2. From Political Prisoner to Soviet Consultant

3. Early Soviet Industrialization

4. Technocracy, Soviet Style

5. Contemporary Engineering Failures

Epilogue: The Ghost of Peter Palchinsky

Notes

Acknowledgments

Index

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