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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

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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

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User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

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

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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  - Diane - Goodreads

This book tells the history of Stalinist Russia, focusing on the private spheres of family, religion, and community. The book begins with the Bolshevik Revolution, but concentrates on the Stalin years ... Read full review

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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

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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

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

User Review  - Alison - Goodreads

An academic book on life under Stalin, but fabulous. It reads almost like a horror novel sometimes, because Figes does such a good job of getting into peoples' heads and letting you feel a sense of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Peggy - Goodreads

Fascinating look at the early years of the 1917 Russian Revolution and it's devolution into dictatorship and tyranny under Stalin's iron fisted rule. Read full review

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