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Gulag

Format:  Paperback,

736 pages

Edition: Anchor Books

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Apr 2004

ISBN-13: 9781400034093

ISBN-10: 1400034094

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The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost. Applebaum intimately re-creates what life was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, < b> Gulag< /b> is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Apr 2004
ISBN-13: 9781400034093
ISBN-10: 1400034094
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 736
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.45
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.0 x 7.75 x 1.5
Walmart No.: 1400034094

Awards and Recognitions

  • BBC Four Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction, 2004 (United Kingdom)
  • Mark Lynton History Prize, 2004 (United States)
  • Library Journal Best Books of the Year, 2003 (United States)
  • Pulitzer Prize, 2004 (United States)
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prizes, 2003 (United States)
  • Galaxy British Book Awards, 2004 (United Kingdom)
  • New York Times Notable Books of the Year, 2003 (United States)
  • National Book Critics Circle Awards, 2003 (United States)
  • National Book Awards, 2003 (United States)

Book description

The Gulag--a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners--was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society, embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism. In this magisterial and acclaimed history, Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag, from its origins in the Russian Revolution, through its expansion under Stalin, to its collapse in the era of glasnost.

Applebaum intimately re-creates what life was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union. Immediately recognized as a landmark and long-overdue work of scholarship, Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth century.

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