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This is an extremely well researched and superbly written book!
Anne Applebaum has done a magnificent job of shedding light on the 20th century Soviet penal system as embraced by the vast network of Gulag camps.
Especially now, as Stalin's horrors are whitewashed, excused, or even praised, books like this are necessary.
This is a great book. I myself was born in Russia. One of my great, great grandpas was a kulak. He was collected by the local chekas & then he was sent of to the labor camp. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Hendo
I enjoyed learning this history. It clears up some mysteries in my life. I did not know there were so many camps and people could be sent there for almost no reasonPublished 12 days ago by sandra
The author shows a comprehensive knowledge of the history of gulags, but for goodness sake, perhaps it could be made into a more interesting or compelling narrative. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Red House
This is a very important book. It is well-researched. The author takes large quantities of official records and first-hand accounts and meshes them together into something that... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kathy B
Fascinating book! This is a big piece of history that I knew very little about. It contains a lot of information, and it written so well that I had to "renew" it in order... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nola Woodbury
Applebaum has contributed something essential for students of the Soviet Union. Read Solzhenitsyn. Read Bukovsky. But read Applebam too. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephen