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The first biography in English of an extraordinary polymath whose great genius was stifled and finally extinguished by the Soviet Union.
Table of Contents
List of IllustrationsForeword by Geoffrey HoskingPrefaceChapter I: Childhood Chapter II: School Chapter III: From the Physico-Mathematical Faculty at Moscow University to the New Religious Consciousness Chapter IV: The Melting-Pot. Autumn 1904 - Autumn 1908 Chapter V: The Quiet Mutiny Chapter VI: The Four-leafed Clover Chapter VII: Catastrophe. 1917-1926 Chapter VIII: Diversification - Art, Music and Science 1919-1933 Chapter IX: Permafrost