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

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Indiana University Press, 1942 - Biography & Autobiography - 306 pages
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Charts the evolution of radio, TV, and cable technology in (mainly) non-technical language, covering the technical, personal, economic, and social aspects of the subject. Emphasizes the strategies, achievements, and failures of individuals and companies in the broadcast industry. For those in or about to enter television broadcasting or its related industries. Acidic paper. Reprint of John Scott's classic account of his five years as a worker in the new industrial city of Magnitogorsk in the 1930's, first published in 1942. It is enhanced by the texts of three debriefings of Scott, published here for the first time. A timely reissue. No index. No bibliography. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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

User Review  - Nadja - Goodreads

A compelling tale... like pretty much everyone else who thought the Soviet state was a great idea of human progress, the reality was disappointing. Worth reading to get insight into the push to industrialize and the reality of Soviet life. Read full review

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

User Review  - Ben Jaques - Goodreads

Interesting account of the early years of the Soviet Union told by an American who went to the USSR shortly after the revolution. Read full review

Contents

PART ONE Blood Sweat and Tears
3
PART TWO A Day in Magnitogorsk
9
part THREE The Story of Magnitogorsk
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About the author (1942)

Stephen Kotkin is Assistant Professor of History at Princeton University and author of "Steeltown, USSR" (California, 1991).

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