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Author Pringle, Peter.

Title The murder of Nikolai Vavilov : the story of Stalin's persecution of one of the great scientists of the twentieth century / Peter Pringle.

Imprint New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Special Collections Whitehead  630 V471Bp 2008    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description xii, 370 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue : Ukraine, August 6, 1940 -- Moscow, December 1905 -- The Petrovka and Katya -- In Darwin's library -- Moscow, Summer 1916 -- On the roof of the world, 1916 -- Revolution and civil war -- The gardener of Kozlov -- Lenochka -- Petrograd : city of ravens -- Ingots of platinum -- Afghanistan, 1924 -- Abyssinia, 1926 -- The barefoot scientist -- The great break -- State security file 006854 -- The passionate patriot -- A modest compromise -- The Red professor -- The last expedition -- Thunder and dragons -- The Lysenko Offensive -- The showdown -- The terror -- Into the pyre -- Comrad philosophers -- The arrest -- The interrogation -- Return to Saratov -- "Oleg, where are you?" -- Epilogue. Vavilov's ghost ; main events in the life of Nikolai Ivanovich Vavilov ; sources and archives.
Summary Describes the life and career of Nikolai Vavilov, a Soviet botanist who created the world's first seed bank, and his political problems and persecution later in life that resulted in his imprisonment and death.
Subject Vavilov, N. I. (Nikola Ivanovich), 1887-1943.
Plant breeders -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Plant geneticists -- Soviet Union -- Biography.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Political purges -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Political atrocities -- Soviet Union -- History -- 20th century.
Vavilov, N. I (Nikola Ivanovich), 1887-1943.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953.
Communism -- history.
Genetics -- history.
History, 20th Century.
Stalin, Joseph, 1878-1953 (OCoLC)fst00053304
Vavilov, N. I. (Nikola Ivanovich), 1887-1943. (OCoLC)fst00093668
Plant breeders. (OCoLC)fst01065285
Plant geneticists. (OCoLC)fst01065458
Political atrocities. (OCoLC)fst01069207
Political purges. (OCoLC)fst01069672
Soviet Union. (OCoLC)fst01210281
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780743264983 (hardcover)
0743264983 (hardcover)

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