The Resource Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death, Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz

Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death, Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz

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Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death
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Stalin's meteorologist
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one man's untold story of love, life, and death
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Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
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"In 1934, the highly respected head of the Soviet Union's meteorology department, Alexei Feodosievich Wangenheim, was suddenly arrested without cause and taken to a gulag. Less than a year after being hailed by Stalin as a national hero, he ended up with thousands of other 'political prisoners' in a camp on an island in the north, under vast skies and surrounded by water that was, for more than six months of the year, a sheet of motionless ice. He was violently executed in 1937--a fact kept from his family for nearly 20 years. Olivier Rolin masterfully weaves together Alexei's story and his eventual fate, drawing on an archive of letters and delicate drawings of the natural world which Wangenheim sent to his family from prison. Tragically, Wangenheim never stopped believing in the Revolution. Maintaining that he'd been incarcerated by accident, that any day Stalin would find out and free him--his stubbornness suffuses the narrative with tension, and offers insight as to how he survived an impossible situation for so long. Stalin's Meteorologist is a fascinating work which casts light on the devastating consequences of politically inspired paranoia and the mindlessness and trauma of totalitarianism--relevant revelations for our time"--Provided by publisher
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Stalin's meteorologist
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In 1934, the highly respected head of the Soviet Union's meteorology department, Alexei Feodosievich Wangenheim, was suddenly arrested without cause and taken to a gulag. Less than a year after being hailed by Stalin as a national hero, he ended up with thousands of other 'political prisoners' in a camp on an island in the north, under vast skies and surrounded by water that was, for more than six months of the year, a sheet of motionless ice. He was violently executed in 1937--a fact kept from his family for nearly 20 years. Olivier Rolin masterfully weaves together Alexei's story and his eventual fate, drawing on an archive of letters and delicate drawings of the natural world
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individual biography
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  • 365/.45092
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DK268.W36
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R6513 2017
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non fiction
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one man's untold story of love, life, and death
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Olivier Rolin, translated by Ros Schwartz
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Stalins meteorologist
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one mans untold story of love, life, and death
Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death, Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
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Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death, Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
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22 cm
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179 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781619027817
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2017029172
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color illustrations
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