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Old 04-04-2016, 09:12 PM
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Just picked up a volume which might interest people here. It's an account of a road trip by two Soviets who sailed to NY in 1935, bought a brand new Ford and spent two months driving to California and back, taking photos and writing about their experiences. Only read the Intro so far but it combines politics, culture and cars which is what this forum is about.

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Sounds fascinating, id like to get a copy as well!
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We'll expect a full report in one week.
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I thought it a bit odd that they were able to accomplish their adventure without being marched round back of the warehouse and shot on their return. But then I see they were working for Pravda.

Should still be quite an interesting read. Finding the original translation from 1937 would be even more so as this apparently is missing some chapters.

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What's interesting to me is that the Soviets at that time were very interested in US industrial production, sending teams to the US to study production in Detroit. Not sure if you read the second link, but they contracted with Henry Ford to build their first big auto production plant. They liked Frederick Taylor and his theories of Scientific Management too. Far different than the relationship between the US and USSR that I grew up with.
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