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An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia: The Memoirs of Zara Witkin

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An American Engineer in Stalin's Russia: The Memoirs of Zara Witkin
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Publisher: University of California Press
ISBN/ASIN: 0520071344
ISBN-13: 9780520071346
Number of pages: 352

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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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