The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 I-II

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For any who have any nostalgia for the Soviet Union, this book should put it to rest. This book is hard to categorize; it is more than one man’s opinion, but less than an objective history. It is, as Solzhenitsyn puts it, “an experiment in literary investigation”: a combination memoir and dissertation on the evils of Communism and its inevitable product, the forced labor camp. Some have criticized Solzhenitsyn as an anti-Communist/pro-Western polemicist, but that is not an accurate description. He is a realist, showing not only the faults of Communists, but also those of the West and Western leaders. This should be required reading for European and world history classes. Volume 1 (of 3) describes the arrest and interrogation procedures, as well as life in the Gulag.

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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 I-II

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