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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Book by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression the state within the state that ruled all powerfully.Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims men, women, and children we encounter secret police operatio Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression the state within the state that ruled all powerfully.Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims men, women, and children we encounter secret police operations, labor camps and prisons the uprooting or extermination of whole populations, the welcome that awaited Russian soldiers who had been German prisoners of war Yet we also witness the astounding moral courage of the incorruptible, who, defenseless, endured great brutality and degradation The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956 a grisly indictment of a regime, fashioned here into a veritable literary miracle has now been updated with a new introduction that includes the fall of the Soviet Union and Solzhenitsyn s move back to Russia

Title : The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956
Author :  Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Language : English
Isbn : 0060007761
Format : Paperback
Pages : 472 pages

Rating: 4.6

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