The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

Volume One

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 9780813332895

Category: History

Page: 672

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The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's attempt to compile a literary-historical record of the vast system of prisons and labor camps that came into being shortly after the Bolsheviks seized power in Russia in 1917 and that underwent an enormous expansion during the rule of Stalin from 1924 to 1953. Various sections of the three volumes describe the arrest, interrogation, conviction, transportation, and imprisonment of the Gulag's victims by Soviet authorities over four decades. The work mingles historical exposition and Solzhenitsyn's own autobiographical accounts with the voluminous personal testimony of other inmates that he collected and committed to memory during his imprisonment.Upon publication of the first volume of The Gulag Archipelago, Solzhenitsyn was immediately attacked in the Soviet press. Despite the intense interest in his fate that was shown in the West, he was arrested and charged with treason on February 12, 1974, and was exiled from the Soviet Union the following day.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 3

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061253731

Category: History

Page: 608

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Volume 3 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's moving account of resistance within the Soviet labor camps and his own release after eight years

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 1

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061253715

Category: History

Page: 704

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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn,Edward Einar Ericson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860466328

Category: Political persecution

Page: 472

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Warning to the West

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780374513344

Category: History

Page: 145

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Contains texts from the author's speeches in the U.S. during 1975 and his BBC interview and radio speech in 1976.

The Gulag Archipelago

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473568617

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 544

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WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the story of those at the heart of the Soviet Union who opposed Stalin, and for whom the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. A thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power, this edition of The Gulag Archipelago was abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation. '[The Gulag Archipelago] helped to bring down an empire. Its importance can hardly be exaggerated' Doris Lessing, Sunday Telegraph

The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780060139117

Category: Concentration camps

Page: 712

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Cancer Ward

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448114462

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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FROM THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO, ALEKSANDR SOLZHENITSYN ‘Solzhenitsyn is one of the towering figures of the age, as a writer, as moralist, as hero’ Edward Crankshaw After years in enforced exile on the Kazakhstan steppes, a cancer diagnosis brings Oleg Kostoglotov to Ward 13. Brutally treated in squalid conditions, and faced with ward staff and other patients from across the Soviet Union, Kostoglotov finds himself thrown once again into the gruelling mechanics of a state still haunted by Stalinism. One of the great allegorical masterpieces of world literature, Cancer Ward is both a deeply compassionate study of people facing terminal illness and a brilliant dissection of the “cancerous” Soviet police state. Withdrawn from publication in Russia in 1964, it became, along with One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, a work that awoke the conscience of the world.

Death and Redemption

The Gulag and the Shaping of Soviet Society

Author: Steven A. Barnes

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400838615

Category: History

Page: 368

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Death and Redemption offers a fundamental reinterpretation of the role of the Gulag--the Soviet Union's vast system of forced-labor camps, internal exile, and prisons--in Soviet society. Soviet authorities undoubtedly had the means to exterminate all the prisoners who passed through the Gulag, but unlike the Nazis they did not conceive of their concentration camps as instruments of genocide. In this provocative book, Steven Barnes argues that the Gulag must be understood primarily as a penal institution where prisoners were given one final chance to reintegrate into Soviet society. Millions whom authorities deemed "reeducated" through brutal forced labor were allowed to leave. Millions more who "failed" never got out alive. Drawing on newly opened archives in Russia and Kazakhstan as well as memoirs by actual prisoners, Barnes shows how the Gulag was integral to the Soviet goal of building a utopian socialist society. He takes readers into the Gulag itself, focusing on one outpost of the Gulag system in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, a location that featured the full panoply of Soviet detention institutions. Barnes traces the Gulag experience from its beginnings after the 1917 Russian Revolution to its decline following the 1953 death of Stalin. Death and Redemption reveals how the Gulag defined the border between those who would reenter Soviet society and those who would be excluded through death.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn,Anne Applebaum

Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

ISBN: 9780061253720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 752

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Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

Kolyma

The Arctic Death Camps

Author: Robert Conquest

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forced labor

Page: 256

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The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956

An Experiment in Literary Investigation

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn,Александр Исаевич Солженицын

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row

ISBN: 9780060139148

Category: Political Science

Page: 660

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Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants

Apricot Jam

And Other Stories

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1582438463

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A powerful collection of stories from the great exiled Russian novelist and Nobel Prize winner. After years of living in exile, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn returned to Russia in 1994 and published a series of eight powerfully paired stories. These groundbreaking stories—interconnected and juxtaposed using an experimental method Solzhenitsyn referred to as “binary”—join Solzhenitsyn’s already available work as some of the most powerful literature of the twentieth century. Written “in bracing prose, eschewing artifice” (Financial Times) with Soviet and post-Soviet life as their focus, these stories weave and shift inside their shared setting, illuminating the Russian experience under the Soviet regime. In “The Upcoming Generation,” a professor promotes a dull but proletarian student purely out of good will. Years later, the same professor finds himself arrested and, in a striking twist of fate, his student becomes his interrogator. In “Nastenka,” two young women with the same name lead routine, ordered lives—until the Revolution exacts radical change on them both. “A haunting meditation on [Solzenhitsyn’s] lifetime’s dominant theme . . . Solzhenitsyn writes “The best stories in this collection stand among Solzhenitsyn’s best work, and present a depth seldom found in the short story form.” —Full-Stop.net “Via fiction he interrogates history, and reveals truth.” —RIA Novosti

A Century of Violence in Soviet Russia

Author: Alexander N. Yakovlev,Anthony Austin,Paul Hollander

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300103229

Category: History

Page: 274

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He unhesitatingly names those individuals who bear responsibility for these catastrophic deaths, bringing into sharper focus than ever before the facts, the perpetrators, and the events of the Soviet Union's years of terror."--BOOK JACKET.

Gulag

A History

Author: Anne Applebaum

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 9780307426123

Category: History

Page: 736

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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. 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. 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.

Explaining Postmodernism

Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault

Author: Stephen R. C. Hicks

Publisher: Scholargy Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781592476428

Category: Education

Page: 230

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Racing to the Finish

My Story

Author: Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0785221964

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

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“My book … details the living hell that was my experience with concussions. The majority of this story was kept from even my closest relationships. It wasn’t easy, but it’s time to tell it.” – Dale Jr. It was a seemingly minor crash at Michigan International Speedway in June 2016 that ended the day early for Dale Earnhardt Jr. What he didn’t know was that it would also end his driving for the year. He’d dealt with concussions before, but concussions are like snowflakes—no two are the same. And recovery can be brutal—and lengthy. As a third-generation driver in a family forever connected to the sport of stock-car racing, how could Dale Earnhardt Jr. sit on the sidelines and watch everyone else take their laps? It was one of the toughest seasons of his life—one that changed him forever. In this gripping narrative from one of professional sports’ most beloved figures, Dale Jr. shares stories from his journey: how his career and his injury have transformed him, how he made the decision to retire at the end of the 2017 season after eighteen years behind the wheel, and what lies ahead for him in the next chapter of his life. There’s no second-guessing and no regrets from Driver #88. He simply wants to go out on his own terms and make the rest of his life off the racetrack count. Junior says, “I don’t want these last races to be just about me but rather the people who made my success possible: my fans, the folks who pack the grandstands rain or shine, my teammates and crew members through the years, industry colleagues, track volunteers, friends, family, sponsors. They’ve all played a role. I couldn’t have done it without them.”