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Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

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Fascinating, devastating, and continually inspiring in its picture of sheer human resilience. An extraordinary book. I couldn't put it down. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Rahime - Goodreads

Loved it. Original research into a fascinating topic, well-written, a great read all around. I especially liked the insights into the psychological aspects of living in such a repressive society, being a victim of repression, or being the instigator of or a participant in the repression. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - John Crane - Goodreads

Loved it. Figes really looks at history through a different lens. I found myself making interesting comparisons to the Holocaust - especially with regard to the lives of those that returned from the gulags. The book does, however, just peter out at the end. Highly recommended. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

Incredibly sad stories, well written, very hard to finish. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

This book is an incredible achievement. It seamlessly weaves narrative history with the personal intimate histories of individuals and families, showing how the larger historical events impacted ... Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Compelling and well-written; I'm a Soviet history buff and this book hit the spot for me. This was a fascinating look at the personal effects of Stalin's policies. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

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This is an IMMENSE piece of literature. Extremely fascinating and revealing of the wretchedness of human nature. A very good rea, BUT, I would warn others that because it is so extensively documented ... Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Goodreads

This one took me a while to complete, but it was absolutely worth the time. It's hard to imagine the turmoil and suffering inflicted on millions of people's lives by Stalin's policies, but this book tells their stories respectfully and thoroughly. A powerful, fascinating book. Read full review

Review: The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

This book is so moving and its story so terrible, it is hard to imagine anyone whose life would not be changed by reading it. Read full review

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