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Gulag - A History of the Soviet Camps - Signed

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We know a great deal about the Nazi death camps, but almost nothing about the vast network of labour camps which were once scattered across Russia - from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Thisbook is the first to draw together the mass of memoirs published in Russia and digest the vast archival materials now available.The gulag had antecedents in Czarist Russia but took its modern form in the Soviet era. But it is wrong to believe that it came to an end with the Stalinist era. Throughout the seventy years of the Soviet Union, the camps remained the state's ultimate weapon, serving the same purpose: to punish, to isolate, and above all to frighten.

Signed by Anne Applebaum, on title page, signature only.

Item details

Author(s):
Applebaum, Anne
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713993227
ISBN-13:
9780713993226
Number of pages:
610
Publisher:
Allen Lane

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We know a great deal about the Nazi death camps, but almost nothing about the vast network of labour camps which were once scattered across Russia - from the White Sea to the Black Sea, and from the Arctic circle to the plains of Central Asia. Thisbook is the first to draw together the mass of memoirs published in Russia and digest the vast archival materials now available.The gulag had antecedents in Czarist Russia but took its modern form in the Soviet era. But it is wrong to believe that it came to an end with the Stalinist era. Throughout the seventy years of the Soviet Union, the camps remained the state's ultimate weapon, serving the same purpose: to punish, to isolate, and above all to frighten.

Signed by Anne Applebaum, on title page, signature only.

Author(s):
Applebaum, Anne
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2003
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0713993227
ISBN-13:
9780713993226
Number of pages:
610
Publisher:
Allen Lane

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