The Commissariat of Enlightenment

by Ken Kalfus

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Joining the media circus that attends the deathbed of Tolstoy in 1910, politically ambitious cinematographer Nikolai Gribshin hopes to capture Tolstoy's death on film and inadvertently encounters the scientist Vorobev and revolutionary Joseph Stalin. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.