The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: 9780060803322

Category: History

Page: 660

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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

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 Abridged

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780061253805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: pt. 1. The prison industry

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: Censorship

Page: 672

View: 3517


"In this masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn has orchestrated thousands of incidents and individual histories into one narrative of unflagging power and momentum. Written in a tone that encompasses Olympian wrath, bitter calm, savage irony, and sheer comedy, it combines history, autobiography, documentary, and political analysis as it examines in its totality the Soviet apparatus of repression from its inception following the October Revolution of 1917. This first volume involves us in the innocent victim's arrest and preliminary detention and the stages by which he is transferred across the breadth of the Soviet Union to his ultimate destination: the hard labor camp."--Publisher's description.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061253715

Category: History

Page: 704

View: 8962


Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Author: Александр Исаевич Солженицын

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 6960


Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061253731

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 7556


Volume 3 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780813332895

Category: History

Page: 672

View: 1404


The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's attempt to compile a literary-historical record of the vast system of prisons and labor camps that came into being shortly after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917 and that underwent an enormous expansion during the rule of Stalin from 1924 to 1953. Various sections of the three volumes describe the arrest, interrogation, conviction, transportation, and imprisonment of the Gulag's victims by Soviet authorities over four decades. The work mingles historical exposition and Solzhenitsyn's own autobiographical accounts with the voluminous personal testimony of other inmates that he collected and committed to memory during his imprisonment.Upon publication of the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn was immediately attacked in the Soviet press. Despite the intense interest in his fate that was shown in the West, he was arrested and charged with treason on February 12, 1974, and was exiled from the Soviet Union the following day.