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
Title
Stalin's meteorologist
Title remainder
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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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"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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Biography type
individual biography
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Rolin, Olivier
Dewey number
  • 365/.45092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK268.W36
LC item number
R6513 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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Schwartz, Ros
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  • Wangengeĭm, Alekseĭ Feodosʹevich
  • Solovet︠s︡kiĭ lagerʹ osobogo naznachenii︠a︡
  • Soviet Union
  • Political prisoners
  • Meteorologists
  • Political persecution
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Wangengem, Alekse Feodosʹevich
  • Russia
  • Solovetas︡kiĭ lagerʹ osobogo naznacheniiaa︡
  • Political persecution
  • Political prisoners
  • Meteorologists
  • Russia
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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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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
179 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027817
Lccn
2017029172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
color illustrations
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  • (OCoLC)990803217
  • (OCoLC)ocn990803217
Label
Stalin's meteorologist : one man's untold story of love, life, and death, Olivier Rolin ; translated from the French by Ros Schwartz
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Counterpoint hardcover edition.
Extent
179 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781619027817
Lccn
2017029172
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)990803217
  • (OCoLC)ocn990803217

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