By John Scott
"Students examining Scott have come away with a true appreciation of the hardships below which those employees outfitted Magnitogorsk and of the approximately excellent enthusiasm with which a lot of them worked." --Ronald Grigor Suny
"A actual grassroots account of Soviet life--a kind of booklet of which there were some distance too few." --William Henry Chamberlin, big apple instances, 1943
..". a wealthy portrait of everyday life lower than Stalin." --New York instances ebook Review
General readers, scholars, and experts alike will locate a lot of relevance for knowing present day Soviet Union during this re-creation of John Scott's brilliant exploration of everyday life within the formative days of Stalinism.
Read Online or Download Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel PDF
Best leaders & notable people books
In overdue August 2004 the Republicans have been celebrating the nomination of incumbent George W. Bush for an additional time period as president of the USA. in the course of the festivities, Chuck Hagel, a senator from Nebraska, was once telling newshounds that the Republican social gathering had “come free of its moorings. ” This used to be a daring place for somebody pointed out by way of the recent York instances, l. a. occasions, and Boston Globe as a potential 2008 presidential candidate, however it was once now not outstanding coming from a Republican senator who had additionally lately remarked that the profession of Iraq was once poorly deliberate and that it had inspired the unfold of terror cells through the global.
Students universally recognize the position that Christian trust performed within the social move engendered via Martin Luther King Jr. but few have truly delved into the complexity of King's theology itself. The centrality of 1 point of his theology specifically - imago Dei, the assumption that humans are made in God's photo - has been unusually ignored.
- American Connections: The Founding Fathers, Networked
- Missouri's Confederate: Claiborne Fox Jackson and the Creation of Southern Identity in the Border West
- Other losses : the shocking truth behind the mass deaths of disarmed German soldiers and civilians under General Eisenhower's command
- The Boys Are Back in Town
- Milošević and Marković : A Lust for Power
Extra info for Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of Steel
The country is waiting for our iron and steel. Here we have assembled all the materials and equipment for two new blast furnaces. They must be erected and blown in at the earliest possible date, and yet if I were to believe you I would be forced to think that the whole job must be held up for lack of a few rivets. You, Tishenko, you have thirty years of industrial experience, and you sit there and do nothing. Haven't you got ingenuity enough to think up some way to keep the job going, some way to surmount these obstacles?
But now, what the hell! Even if I were really well-educated, they wouldn't let me do any other work but this. What's the use of me studying? Anyhow, they won't even let me in to any but an elementary school. ' Shabkov touched his throat with his index finger, to any Russian a symbol of getting drunk. We arrived at No. 3. Shabkov swung onto a ladder and disappeared up into the steel. Popov looked after him with wrinkled forehead. Shabkov was one of the best brigadiers in the whole outfit. He spared neither himself nor those under him, and he used his head.
The long bare wooden tables were surrounded by workers, and behind almost every seated client somebody was waiting. There was much noise and confusion. Young waitresses ran around the room carrying large wooden trays with plates of soup and large chunks of bread on them. It was cold in the dining-room; one could see one's breath before one's face; but it was so much warmer than outside that everybody unbuttoned his sheepskin and rolled his hat up from around his ears. At the doorway a burly Tartar examined the cards of those who entered and gave a wooden spoon to each.