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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,452 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Applebaum Narrator: Laural Merlingto Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 recreates 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 20th century.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adam | 2/14/2014

    " This is a very important book. The Soviet state systematically used slave labor as a cornerstone of its economy. The mass arrests were, of course, based on nothing, but escalated to keep the labor camps staffed. We must remember this. This is why we fought the cold war. The soviets have become something of a joke, but in reality Stalin was much morse than Hitler, although it's difficult to rank evil once you get to the totalitarian excesses of the 30's and 40's. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erica | 2/13/2014

    " Not exactly an upper, but well-researched and even-handed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joseph Dangerfield | 2/10/2014

    " Excellent retelling of one of the most trying eras of history. A must read for anyone interested in Russian history. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Aaron the Pink Donut | 2/6/2014

    " Enthralling! "

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