The Gulag Archipelago

By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn,

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The official, one-volume edition, authorized by Solzhenitsyn


The Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume (authorized by the author). Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.


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1 author picked The Gulag Archipelago as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

This is the classic account of the Great Terror and the Gulag. Solzhenitsyn roots Stalinist repression firmly in the Russian Revolution, blaming Marxist ideology for the camps. The literary value of this work is incontestable.

From Lynne's list on Stalin’s Great Terror.

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