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E was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union Immediately recognized as a landmark and long overdue work of scholarship Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth centur. A 5 star read without a doubt This book impacted me on so many levels I was absorbed and utterly fascinated with every word I read My family is from Russia I am a first gen American and many of the events and situations which occurred in this book related to my family history It s impact was tremendous as I learned so much of what had happened and what it must have been like for my family living and eventually escaping during Stalin s reign As a young girl I heard stories of my grandfather having been in a labor camp but until I read this I never knew what that really meant My family knew a dissident who vacationed in the same resort we did every year until I read this I truly did not understand what that meant either Of course we all can intellectually know what that means but Applebaum brings it to light on so many levels I feel like I had the best Russian history lesson yet was emotionally engaged the whole time What better way to learn about history Anne Applebaum is truly a talented writer It is evident how well researched this book is and she is able to present it in such a wonderfully engaging and readable format Speaking for myself other than knowing that labor camps existed I had NO idea to the extent and to the length of time they existed I am sure I am not alone in this and this book brings so much to our understanding of the world I feel it is a very important contribution to history and a wonderful memorial to those who experienced these miserable situations I feel it also brings an understanding of the Russian people both past and presentI highly recommend this book Jewish Life essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth centur. A 5 star read without a doubt This book impacted me on so many levels I was absorbed and utterly fascinated with Sex Toys 101 every word I read My family is from Russia I am a first gen American and many of the The Joy in Business events and situations which occurred in this book related to my family history It s impact was tremendous as I learned so much of what had happened and what it must have been like for my family living and Stuffed eventually Cotas Claim escaping during Stalin s reign As a young girl I heard stories of my grandfather having been in a labor camp but until I read this I never knew what that really meant My family knew a dissident who vacationed in the same resort we did The Captured Princess (Taken by Vikings, every year until I read this I truly did not understand what that meant Pamięć - brzemię i uwolnienie. Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) either Of course we all can intellectually know what that means but Applebaum brings it to light on so many levels I feel like I had the best Russian history lesson yet was Fakers, Forgers Phoneys emotionally Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia engaged the whole time What better way to learn about history Anne Applebaum is truly a talented writer It is Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) evident how well researched this book is and she is able to present it in such a wonderfully Doing Without Concepts engaging and readable format Speaking for myself other than knowing that labor camps Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy existed I had NO idea to the But I Survived extent and to the length of time they A Passion for More existed I am sure I am not alone in this and this book brings so much to our understanding of the world I feel it is a very important contribution to history and a wonderful memorial to those who Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia experienced these miserable situations I feel it also brings an understanding of the Russian people both past and presentI highly recommend this book

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Al and acclaimed history Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag from its origins in the Russian Revolution through its expansion under Stalin to its collapse in the era of glasnost Applebaum intimately re creates what lif. Read 60% of this then my interest precipitously flagged Found it redundant because I d read most of Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn If you ve read Solzhenitsyn no need to read Anne Applebaum Road-map to the Indians Treasure expansion under Stalin to its collapse in the Green dog trumpet and other stories era of glasnost Applebaum intimately re creates what lif. Read 60% of this then my interest precipitously flagged Found it redundant because I d read most of Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn If you ve read Solzhenitsyn no need to read Anne Applebaum

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The Gulag a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism In this magisteri. I have been reading some memoirs about the Soviet Gulags and I discovered that I didn t have enough knowledge of Russian history to process what I was reading about individual experiences Conseuently I picked up Applebaum s book Her book was precisely what I needed She presents a very systematic explanation of the gulags in three sections 1 the historical precedents prior to Stalin s regime and the rise of their power under Stalin 2 Day to day life in the gulags and 3 the dismantling of the Gulag s after Stalin s death and their diminishing presence through several other Soviet leaders and into 21st century Russia politics and judicial penal system At times the amount of detail was close to overwhelming but Applebaum places all the facts into strong frameworks without losing the debates and ambiguity present in the field because of incomplete and missing information She blends data history politics personal history and even a few exerpts from literary works to create her history I expected to see cruelty depicted but what shocked me the most was the arbitrary manner in which arrests labor torture and even releases were conducted It would be maddening to live under a regime that weilded so much power in ways that were incomprehensible to its people Anyone could be arrested and placed in labor death camps criminals dissidents and even members of the Communist party Were the gulags so heavily populated because Stalin wanted cheap labor as a way to industrialize the Soviet Union They never were cost effective Was he trying to brow beat people into submission They created strife between people and government Was he trying to reform criminals and political dissidents Few if none of the gulag prisoners became better people because of their time in the camps if they lived through it The accounts made me wonder how human beings could descend into such irrational mistreatment of one another and made me wonder if such nonesense still persists in other countries even in small ways even in our own Before this summer I could fit everything I knew about the gulags on a postage stamp Applebaum gave me a wealth of knowledge and much to ponder I m glad that I found this book even if her book was the antithesis of a summer read Jewish Life entire society Sex Toys 101 embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism In this magisteri. 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Niemcy wobec nazistowskiej przeszłości (1945-2010) exerpts from literary works to create her history I Fakers, Forgers Phoneys expected to see cruelty depicted but what shocked me the most was the arbitrary manner in which arrests labor torture and Hearing the Voice of People with Dementia even releases were conducted It would be maddening to live under a regime that weilded so much power in ways that were incomprehensible to its people Anyone could be arrested and placed in labor death camps criminals dissidents and Dreams Come to Life (Bendy and the Ink Machine, Book 1) even members of the Communist party Were the gulags so heavily populated because Stalin wanted cheap labor as a way to industrialize the Soviet Union They never were cost Doing Without Concepts effective Was he trying to brow beat people into submission They created strife between people and government Was he trying to reform criminals and political dissidents Few if none of the gulag prisoners became better people because of their time in the camps if they lived through it The accounts made me wonder how human beings could descend into such irrational mistreatment of one another and made me wonder if such nonesense still persists in other countries Radio Free Europe and the Pursuit of Democracy even in small ways But I Survived even in our own Before this summer I could fit A Passion for More everything I knew about the gulags on a postage stamp Applebaum gave me a wealth of knowledge and much to ponder I m glad that I found this book Kodak and the Lens of Nostalgia even if her book was the antithesis of a summer read

  • Hardcover
  • 610
  • Gulag a history
  • Anne Applebaum
  • English
  • 06 March 2019
  • 9780767900560

About the Author: Anne Applebaum

Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winning author who has written extensively about communism and the development of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe Since 2006 she is a columnist and member of the editorial board of the Washington PostShe is married to Radosław Sikorski the Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs They have two children Alexander and Tadeusz



10 thoughts on “Gulag a history

  1. says:

    I read history books because of my undying belief that as a human being I am responsible for anything that human

  2. says:

    I have been reading some memoirs about the Soviet Gulags and I discovered that I didn't have enough knowledge of Russian history to process what I was reading about individual experiences Conseuently I picked up Applebaum's book Her book was precisely what I needed She presents a very systematic explanation of the gulags i

  3. says:

    Page 102 my book from Stalin and Beria “an enemy of the people is not only one who commits sabotage but one who doubts the rightness of the Party line” women were arrested as “wives of enemies of the people” and the same applied to childrenPage 241 Vladimir Bukovsky “In our camps you were expected not only to be a slave laborer but

  4. says:

    A third to a fourth remains when I write this I have 8 hours left of 27 hours and 45 minutes I am chugging along but I'll tell you Gulag A History is an exceptionally hard read The topic is dark and I am usually fine with difficult

  5. says:

    Jesus Christ With the possible exception of a few books on the Holocaust this is the single most painful work of non fiction I've ever encountered The portrait of the Soviet work camp system that Applebaum develops examines in painfully minute detail every single aspect of life in and around the Gulag system from the highest levels of Soviet politburo administration down to the lowliest starving walking damne

  6. says:

    Read 60% of this then my interest precipitously flagged Found it redundant because I’d read most of Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn If you’ve read Solzhenitsyn no need to read Anne Applebaum

  7. says:

    This is a fantastic book It is a must read for anyone who has any illusions about communism It sucks It is evil It belongs in the dustbin of historyAnne Applebaum tells the story of the gulag in fascinating detail using newly available Soviet archives and published and unpublished memoirs from those who survived the camps Their stories are chilling to say the leastIn the Introduction Applebaum discusses the d

  8. says:

    A 5 star read without a doubt This book impacted me on so many levels I was absorbed and utterly fascinated with every word I read My family is from Russia I am a first gen American and many of the events and situations which occurred in this book related to my family history It's impact was tremendous as I lea

  9. says:

    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the era country politics WWII or even just the Gulag itself The vastness of the Gulag is astounding From small camps to giant and from city prisons to tents in Siberia and all sizes in between The variety of work that was reuired was also uite extensive from manufacturing to logging to m

  10. says:

    Among the best accounts of Stalin's system of concentration and labor camps that I know of She describes not only the organization operations of the camps as well as life within them but she also explains the role of slave labor in the development of the Soviet economy and in war production Very well written and entirely

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