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Gulag

Written by: Anne Applebaum
Narrated by: Laural Merlington
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Pulitzer Prize, General Nonfiction, 2004

The Gulag - a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners - was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost.

Applebaum intimately recreates what life was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the 20th century.

©2007 Anne Applebaum (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Essential reading in today's times

Compelling description of a phenomena that plagues our world and speaks to the perils of the systemic use of the repression of segments of society, and the fear it instills in the greater population, to prop up a political regime. Anne appears to be a disciplined journalist and academic historian preoccupied with the accuracy of information presented drawing from many sources and critically assessing all inputs. A must read in today's times.

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Well researched but wish there were more stats

This is a well researched book about Gulag but I was expecting more statistics especially by looking at different sources and extrapolations.

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great book

loved this book real.eye opener, highly recommended a must read for every one thumbs up

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Brilliantly Written

Wonderful storytelling. There should be more of this type of storytelling in the way history is taught.

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