“BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time
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. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.
“The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times.” —George F. Kennan
“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New Yorker
“Solzhenitsyn’s masterpiece. . . . The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today.” —Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword
Foreshadows contemporary disinformation campaigns
A major weakness of public education in many parts of rural America is to lack totally any reference to this gulag or to Russian history in general. Having read this book in advance would have safeguarded my now ruined efforts toward a career in Europe. Many disinformation campaigns utilize home-grown actors to deploy digitally the tactics of interrogation that Solzhenitsyn describes.
A little hard to focus
There is an odd echo or someone talking in the background it’s a little distracting
The recording is terrible. You can hear readers voice in the background on another track. Possible download issue, but likely a recording issue I think.