An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia: The Memoirs of Zara Witkin
by Zara Witkin
Publisher: University of California Press 1991
Number of pages: 352
In 1932 Zara Witkin, a prominent American engineer, set off for the Soviet Union to help build a society more just and rational than the bankrupt capitalist system at home. Witkin felt beaten in the end by the lethargy and corruption choking the greatest social experiment in history, and by a pervasive evil, the suppression of human rights and dignity by a relentless dictatorship.
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