How the Steel Was Tempered is a socialist realist novel written by Nikolai Ostrovsky. Pavel Korchagin is the novel's protagonist. He fights on the Bolsheviks' side in the Civil War (1918–1921) and is considered the quintessential positive hero of socialist realism.
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Book Description Progress Publishers, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110714705853