Behind the Urals: An American Worker in Russia's City of by John Scott PDF

By John Scott

ISBN-10: 0253205360

ISBN-13: 9780253205360

"Students studying Scott have come away with a true appreciation of the hardships lower than which those employees outfitted Magnitogorsk and of the approximately great enthusiasm with which a lot of them worked." --Ronald Grigor Suny

"A real grassroots account of Soviet life--a kind of publication of which there were a long way too few." --William Henry Chamberlin, big apple instances, 1943

..". a wealthy portrait of way of life lower than Stalin." --New York occasions booklet Review

General readers, scholars, and experts alike will locate a lot of relevance for realizing trendy Soviet Union during this new version of John Scott's brilliant exploration of way of life within the formative days of Stalinism.

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The cards themselves were simple affairs, printed on very poor quality brown paper. 'Dining-Room No. 30' was stamped on each and there were numbers from 1 to 31 around the edge of the card. These numbers were torn off by the waitresses before they served the meal. One card entitled the owner to one meal per day for the month. Shabkov and I shouldered our way to a far corner, found a table where the meal had already been served and took up our stations behind two bricklayers who were eating. 'Doesn't look bad,' said Popov, sniffing, 'if they'd only give us more bread.

About the Author and this Epub John Scott Early Life Scott (1912-1976) was the son of radical left-wing economist Scott Nearing and Nellie Marguerite Seeds Nearing. He dropped his father's name after a disagreement with him. After attending the University of Wisconsin for two years, in 1931 he was 'smitten with wanderlust', and soon decided to work in the Soviet Union. First in New York, he learned to be a welder and was awarded his welder's certificate; then in 1932 at the age of 20 he traveled to the Soviet Union where he worked as a for 3 years as a welder and later as a chemical technician in Magnitogorsk, one of Stalin's Five Year projects to industralize the Soviet Union.

The riggers were youngish and had not shaved for several days. Their blue peasant eyes were clear and simple, but their foreheads and cheeks were scarred with frostbite, their hands dirty and gnarled. The door opened again admitting a bearded man of fifty-odd, so tall that he had to stoop to enter. 'Good morning, comrades,' he boomed good-naturedly. 'Hey, Kusmin,' said Kolya, looking up, 'make a fire, will you? If the super comes and finds the place warm and nothing but the electric stove going, he'll raise hell!

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