This book is a must read for all those interested in the history and the character of mankind.
This book is the fascinating memoir of Eugenia Semyonova Ginsburg, who lived through the reign of terror that was unleashed by Stalin from 1937 onwards.
This book really tells about human nature and the strength of the human spirit to endure, without being preachy at all.
This book is a classic, along with part two: "Within the Whirlwind". It's nice to have this in a kindle edition, hopefully part two will join it there shortly. Read morePublished 24 days ago by BD
powerful book about Soviet Stalinist dictatorship and the suffering it inflicted on millions of Russian peoplePublished 1 month ago by Sheldon M. Wolf
Interesting and well worth reading. That said, can't say I have much sympathy for Ginzburg. She and other Communists like her merely suffered what they had prepared in cold blood... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Charles C. Burgess
Needed this book for a class. The writing is not to my taste, which is not saying it's a bad book, I just didn't find it enjoyable.Published 3 months ago by Dr. Lamb
Probing the unknown history of the political and social relations among people in the soviet union of the 1930s. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Martti Mäkelä
What an eye opener of a book. And yet the author remained a committed communist! Very well written, exciting and sad but true. Read this one!Published 9 months ago by Janice Kyriakou
This is a first-person account of a survivor of the Soviet Gulag---one of several recent accounts. Ginzburg presents the daily life of the women prisoners with great clarity and... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Frank