9780253205360

Behind the Urals : An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel

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  • ISBN13:

    9780253205360

  • ISBN10:

    0253205360

  • Edition: Large
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/1989
  • Publisher: Indiana Univ Pr

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Summary

"Students reading Scott have come away with a real appreciation of the hardships under which these workers built Magnitogorsk and of the nearly incredible enthusiasm with which many of them worked." -- Ronald Grigor Suny"A genuine grassroots account of Soviet life -- a type of book of which there have been far too few." -- William Henry Chamberlin, New York Times, 1943"... a rich portrait of daily life under Stalin." -- New York Times Book ReviewGeneral readers, students, and specialists alike will find much of relevance for understanding today's Soviet Union in this new edition of John Scott's vivid exploration of daily life in the formative days of Stalinism.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Stephen Kotkin
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
3(6)
A Day in Magnitogorsk
9(46)
The Story of Magnitogorsk
55(40)
A Trip Through Stalin's Ural Stronghold
95(22)
Masha
117(20)
The Battle of Iron and Steel
137(36)
Administration and the Purge
173(36)
Socialist City
209(38)
Exeunt
247(6)
Epilogue--What Makes Russia Click
253(16)
Appendix 269(11)
Addendum Dispatches from Moscow, 1938 280

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