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100 1  Rolin, Olivier,|eauthor. 
245 10 Stalin's meteorologist :|bone man's untold story of love, 
       life, and death /|cOlivier Rolin ; translated from the 
       French by Ros Schwartz. 
250    First Counterpoint hardcover edition. 
264  1 Berkeley, California :|bCounterpoint,|c2017. 
300    179 pages :|bcolor illustrations ;|c22 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
520 2  "In 1934, the highly respected head of the Soviet Union's 
       meteorology department, Alexei Feodosievich Wangenheim, 
       was suddenly arrested without cause and taken to a gulag. 
       Less than a year after being hailed by Stalin as a 
       national hero, he ended up with thousands of other 
       'political prisoners' in a camp on an island in the north,
       under vast skies and surrounded by water that was, for 
       more than six months of the year, a sheet of motionless 
       ice. He was violently executed in 1937--a fact kept from 
       his family for nearly 20 years. Olivier Rolin masterfully 
       weaves together Alexei's story and his eventual fate, 
       drawing on an archive of letters and delicate drawings of 
       the natural world which Wangenheim sent to his family from
       prison. Tragically, Wangenheim never stopped believing in 
       the Revolution. Maintaining that he'd been incarcerated by
       accident, that any day Stalin would find out and free him-
       -his stubbornness suffuses the narrative with tension, and
       offers insight as to how he survived an impossible 
       situation for so long. Stalin's Meteorologist is a 
       fascinating work which casts light on the devastating 
       consequences of politically inspired paranoia and the 
       mindlessness and trauma of totalitarianism--relevant 
       revelations for our time"--Provided by publisher. 
600 10 Wangengeĭm, Alekseĭ Feodosʹevich,|d1881-1937. 
610 10 Soviet Union.|bGidrometeorologicheskiĭ komitet|vBiography.
610 20 Solovet︠s︡kiĭ lagerʹ osobogo naznachenii︠a︡|xHistory. 
650  0 Political prisoners|zSoviet Union|vBiography. 
650  0 Meteorologists|zSoviet Union|vBiography. 
650  0 Political persecution|zSoviet Union|xHistory. 
651  0 Soviet Union|xPolitics and government|y1917-1936. 
651  0 Soviet Union|xPolitics and government|y1936-1953. 
730 0  Météorologue.|lEnglish. 
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