The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation

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HarperCollins, Jul 26, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 752 pages
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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

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Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books V-VII (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #5-7)

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I've finally finished all three volumes of this amazing work. One of the first things I did upon finishing it was to reshelve it with my histories rather than with novels, since it is not a novel in ... Read full review

Review: The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: An Experiment in Literary Investigation, books III-IV (The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 #3-4)

User Review  - Craig Andrews - Goodreads

Stunning with the inhumanity of man upon man. It opens eyes to where a government can go if the people are not vigilant with vetting their leaders. A warning for all of us. Read full review

Contents

The DestructiveLabor Camps
1
The Fingers of Aurora
9
The Archipelago Rises from the Sea
25
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

After serving as a decorated captain in the Soviet Army during World War II, Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) was sentenced to prison for eight years for criticizing Stalin and the Soviet government in private letters. Solzhenitsyn vaulted from unknown schoolteacher to internationally famous writer in 1962 with the publication of his novella One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich; he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1968. The writer's increasingly vocal opposition to the regime resulted in another arrest, a charge of treason, and expulsion from the USSR in 1974, the year The Gulag Archipelago, his epic history of the Soviet prison system, first appeared in the West. For eighteen years, he and his family lived in Vermont. In 1994 he returned to Russia. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn died at his home in Moscow in 2008.

Anne Applebaum is a columnist and member of the editorial board of the "Washington Post." A graduate of Yale and a Marshall Scholar, she has worked as the foreign and deputy editor of the "Spectator" (London), as the Warsaw correspondent for the "Economist," and as a columnist for the on-line magazine "Slate," as well as for several British newspapers. Her work has also appeared in the "New York Review of Books," "Foreign" "Affairs," and the "Wall Street Journal," among many other publications. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Radek Sikorski, and two children.

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