The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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A compelling account of four decades of oppression describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants, in a special abridged edition of the classic by the Russian Nobel laureate. Reprint.


Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more 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.

Publisher: New York : Perennial Classics, 2002
Edition: 1st Perennial Classics ed
ISBN: 9780060007768
Branch Call Number: 365.45 SOL
Characteristics: xxiv, 472 p. : ill. ; 21 cm


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Jan 05, 2019

Please purchase a copy or two more.

Sep 06, 2018

41st on Hold....Seriously?!!

Feb 17, 2018

Looks like it's time to order another copy or two.

Feb 13, 2018

It's true you always have too many copies of trash books, such as Hillary Clinton's BS, and too few of the classics.

Jan 29, 2018

Please order more copies. 17 holds for 2 copies on a very important historic work, especially since Marxism movement has very strong momentum in Canada.

Dec 04, 2016

Only 2 copies of the most authoritative text destroying the murderous ideology of communism?

That's not good. Currently 6 holds on two copies. There should be enough copies to NEVER need to place a hold on such an important work.


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