Gulag: A History

Gulag: A History

Anne Applebaum


The Gulag--a significant array of Soviet focus camps that held hundreds of thousands of political and felony prisoners--was a method of repression and punishment that terrorized the total society, embodying the worst developments of Soviet communism. during this magisterial and acclaimed heritage, Anne Applebaum deals the 1st absolutely documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins within the Russian Revolution, via its enlargement less than Stalin, to its cave in within the period of glasnost. Applebaum in detail re-creates what lifestyles used to be like within the camps and hyperlinks them to the bigger historical past of the Soviet Union. instantly famous as a landmark and long-overdue paintings of scholarship, Gulag is an important booklet for somebody who needs to appreciate the background of the 20 th century.

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