Red Plenty

Red Plenty

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017
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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.
Publisher: Made available through hoopla
[United States]:, Tantor Audio,, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781541495005
1541495004
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 20 min.)) :,digital
data file, rda
digital, digital recording, rda
Additional Contributors: Clark, Roger (Actor)
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