Little, Brown, 2003, 16.95, 133 pp.
In the 1930s and early 1940s biologist and geneticist Nikolai Vavilov traveled the world as a highly regarded scientist seeking rare plants. He worked out of an experimental Leningrad botanical "institute" when he wasn't searching the world for specimens. He cherished his wife, but enjoyed making love to other women too. In other words he enjoyed life.
In 1942, the Hitlerite Nazis surroun...