Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression—the state within the state that ruled all-powerfully.Through truly Shakespearean portraits of its victims—men, women, and children—we encounter secret police operations, labor camps and prisons; the uprooting or extermination of whole populations, the welcome that awaited Russian soldiers who had been German prisoners of war. Yet we also witness the astounding moral courage of the incorruptible, who, defenseless, endured great brutality and degradation. The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956—a grisly indictment of a regime, fashioned here into a veritable literary miracle—has now been updated with a new introduction that includes the fall of the Soviet Union and Solzhenitsyn's move back to Russia.
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Disregard Communist Propaganda
Despite the claims of Fascism, This book single handedly revealed the horrors of the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. Modern day Marxist idealists may slander this book, only due to the fact that it has shown the “true colors” of a communist system. Resulting in horrendous suffering and death across the nation. If you want to understand what made Lenin and Stalin truly horrific, READ THIS BOOK.
Absolute lies from a known fascist
Nothing in this book holds up to scrutiny or research. It’s emotionally charged reactionary fluff. I researched as much of the information presented as I could. And none of it turned out to be true This is a lying fascist who needs to be forgotten