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Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953

Stalin and the Scientists: A History of Triumph and Tragedy, 1905-1953 by Simon Ings

Synopsis: Scientists throughout history, from Galileo to today’s experts on climate change, have often had to contend with politics in their pursuit of knowledge. 355 more words

History

The last philosopher king

Stalin And The Scientists by Simon Ings describes how the Bolsheviks promoted science in their quest to create a socialist utopia.
Scientists and engineers were the heroes of the Soviet Union and enjoyed privileges not available to the common people. 186 more words

The Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016

Formerly known as the Samuel Johnson Prize, the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction has a new sponsor this year and a longlist of ten books, whittled down last month to a shortlist of just four. 777 more words

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