Red Plenty

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Author(s): Francis Spufford
Genre: History
Original Publish Date: Feb 14, 2012
Product Number: EB00010965
Released: Feb 14, 2012
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781555970413
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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Description

"Spufford cunningly maps out a literary genre of his own...?reewheeling and fabulous." -The Times (London) Strange as it may seem, the gray, oppressive USSR was founded on a fairy tale. It was built on the twentieth-century magic called "the planned economy," which was going to gush forth an abundance of good things that the lands of capitalism could never match. And just for a little while, in the heady years of the late 1950s, the magic seemed to be working. Red Plenty is about that moment in history, and how it came, and how it went away; about the brief era when, under the rash leadership of Khrushchev, the Soviet Union looked forward to a future of rich communists and envious capitalists, when Moscow would out-glitter Manhattan and every Lada would be better engineered than a Porsche. It's about the scientists who did their genuinely brilliant best to make the dream come true, to give the tyranny its happy ending. Red Plenty is history, it's fiction, it's as ambitious as Sputnik, as uncompromising as an aeroflot flight attendant, and as different from what you were expecting as a glass of Soviet champagne.

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CD
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Author(s): Francis Spufford
Narrator(s): Roger Clark
Product Number DD34430
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541415003
eAudio
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Author(s): Francis Spufford
Narrator(s): Roger Clark
Product Number Z100127924
Released: Oct 10, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541495005

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