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Red Plenty by [Spufford, Francis]
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"Clark's resonant baritone presents the author's vignettes of these years clearly and with great expression." ---AudioFile

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The Soviet Union was founded on a fairytale. It was built on 20th-century magic called 'the planned economy', which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the penny-pinching lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late fifties, the magic seemed to be working.
Red Plenty is about that moment in history, and how it came and went away; about the brief era when, under the rash leadership of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet Union looked forward to a future of rich communists and envious capitalists, when Moscow would out-glitter Manhattan, every Lada would be better engineered than a Porsche and sputniks would lead the way to the stars. It's about the scientists who did their best to make the dream come true, to give the tyranny its happy ending.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1113 KB
  • Print Length: 453 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0571225233
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber; Main edition (19 August 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0044DEFSC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #95,585 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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