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Gulag: A History (original 2003; edition 2004)

by Anne Applebaum

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Title:Gulag: A History
Authors:Anne Applebaum
Info:Anchor (2004), Edition: 2nd, Paperback, 736 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
Rating:*****
Tags:gulag, non-fiction, history, XX century, Soviet Union, Stalin

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Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum (2003)

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History of the life in the Gulag under Stalin ( )
  JackSweeney | Jan 9, 2017 |
Quite the book. And quite the research she did. Who knew you could be interested in 700 pages about the Gulag? She told a great story. Liked how the chapters were layed out about different facets and people with regards to the camps. it is astounding how big the entire Soviet Gulag became. Sad that I knew so little about it till now. ( )
  bermandog | Dec 30, 2016 |
A detailed, horrifying account of Stalin's death/work camps. ( )
  ShelleyAlberta | Jun 4, 2016 |
I'm amazed when I think of what it must have taken to pull all of this material together in such a long and comprehensive book. And it is long, so some level of patience will probably be required to get through it, but it is certainly worth doing if Russian history, particularly the dark side of it, interests you. ( )
  Garrison0550 | May 5, 2016 |
Mesmerizing, does a great job laying out the actual numbers behind the camps. I was struck by the parallels between the destruction of the zeks families, compared to the American prison complex. As more and more police misconduct comes to light, the more delusional the contrast between the two systems. ( )
  kcshankd | Oct 13, 2015 |
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Anne Applebaum’s Gulag: A History is the first volume that attempts to give a detailed and fairly comprehensive narrative of the origin, purpose, workings, and reality of the system based both on the memoirs of those who lived through and survived the camps and on the now-available archive documents in Russia.
 
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This is a history of the Gulag: a history of the vast network of labour camps that were once scattered across the length and breadth of the Soviet Union, from the islands of the White Sea to the shores of the Black Sea, from the Arctic Circle to the plains of central Asia, from Murmansk to Vorkuta to Kazakhstan, from central Moscow to the Leningrad suburbs.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140283102, Paperback)

This landmark book uncovers for the first time in detail one of the greatest horrors of the twentieth century: the vast system of Soviet camps that were responsible for the deaths of countless millions. "Gulag" is the only major history in any language to draw together the mass of memoirs and writings on the Soviet camps that have been published in Russia and the West. Using these, as well as her own original research in NKVD archives and interviews with survivors, Anne Applebaum has written a fully documented history of the camp system: from its origins under the tsars, to its colossal expansion under Stalin's reign of terror, its zenith in the late 1940s and eventual collapse in the era of glasnost. It is a gigantic feat of investigation, synthesis and moral reckoning.

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A fully documented history of the Soviet camp system, from its origins in the Russian Revolution to its collapse in the era of glasnost. Anne Applebaum first lays out the chronological history of the camps and the logic behind their creation, enlargement, and maintenance. Applebaum also examines how life was lived within this shadow country: how prisoners worked, how they ate, where they lived, how they died, how they survived. She examines their guards and their jailers, the horrors of transportation in empty cattle cars, the strange nature of Soviet arrests and trials, the impact of World War II, the relations between different national and religious groups, and the escapes, as well as the extraordinary rebellions that took place in the 1950s. She concludes by examining the disturbing question why the Gulag has remained relatively obscure, in the historical memory of both the former Soviet Union and the West.… (more)

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