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The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia (original 2007; edition 2007)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312428030, Paperback)
A New York Times Notable Book of 2007
The Whisperers is a triumphant act of recovery. In this powerful work of history, Orlando Figes chronicles the private history of family life during the violent and repressive reign of Josef Stalin. Drawing on a vast collection of interviews and archives, The Whisperers re-creates the anguish of family members turned against one another--of the paranoia, alienation, and treachery that poisoned private life in Russia for generations. A panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whispers, The Whisperers is "rigorously compassionate. . . . A humbling monument to the evil and endurance of Russia's Soviet past and, implicitly, a guide to its present" (The Economist).
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:57:03 -0400)
A landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repression.--From publisher description.
(summary from another edition)
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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