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This is by far the best book on the Russian Gulag. The book begins with the Czarist prison system, through the Russian revolution, and takes you right up to the events which were... Read morePublished 7 days ago by ACW
I knew nothing about USSR/SOVIET UNION/RUSSIAN history until I read a book about the German Invasion, "LENINGRAD-THE EPIC SIEGE 1941-1944", by Anna Reid. Read morePublished 2 months ago by mzfitzMA
If you want a complete historical record of the camps,well laid out,this is the book to get. I couldn't stop reading. Going back to the beginning now.Published 3 months ago by learned limpygimp
Gulag by Anne Applebaum is an essential work surveying the Soviet Gulag beginning in 1921. It is an excellent chronicle of the Gulag camps taking both a chronological survey, and a... Read morePublished 3 months ago by MDCRABGUY
I had many questions on the Gulag, few of which were answered by this book. The cardinal one of why did they exist at all, were they primarily a means of turning much of Russia... Read morePublished 3 months ago by BernardZ
This is awfully nitpicky, but every time I read the phrase "as we shall see" in any nonfiction or scholarly work, I find myself cringing epileptically. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Brian M Wise