The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060007761
Release Date: 2002-02-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A compelling account of four decades of oppression describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants, in a special abridged edition of the classic by the Russian Nobel laureate. Reprint.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit͡syn
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row
ISBN: 0060139129
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Concentration camps

Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants

The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher: Harpercollins
ISBN: 0060803320
Release Date: 1974-06-01
Genre: History

Describes individual escapes and attempted escapes from Stalin's camps, a disciplined, sustained resistance put down with tanks after forty days, and the forced removal and extermination of millions of peasants

The Gulag Archipelago

Author: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448128624
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair. The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power. This edition has been abridged into one volume at the author's wish and with his full co-operation.

The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN: 0061253723
Release Date: 2007-07-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Volume 2 of the gripping epic masterpiece, The story of Solzhenitsyn's entrance into the Soviet prison camps, where he would remain for Nearly a decade

The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956 Abridged

Author: Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
ISBN: 0061253804
Release Date: 2007-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Solzhenitsyn's gripping epic masterpiece, the searing record of four decades of Soviet terror and oppression, in one abridged volume, authorized by the author

Ganz normale M nner

Author: Christopher R. Browning
Publisher:
ISBN: 3499608006
Release Date: 1999-01
Genre: Polen - Deutschland / Reserve-Polizei-Bataillon 101 - Judenvernichtung - Geschichte


The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956 Volume 2

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:939614874
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Concentration camps

Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression. Through portraits of its victims, the book reveals secret police operations, labour camps, and the uprooting or extermination of whole populations.

The Gulag Archipelago 1918 1956 Volume 1

Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenit︠s︡yn
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:939614873
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Concentration camps

Drawing on his own incarceration and exile, as well as on evidence from more than 200 fellow prisoners and Soviet archives, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn reveals the entire apparatus of Soviet repression. Through portraits of its victims, the book reveals secret police operations, labour camps, and the uprooting or extermination of whole populations.

Illness and Inhumanity in Stalin s Gulag

Author: Golfo Alexopoulos
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300179415
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre:

A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and often administered as death camps. The first study to examine the Gulag penal system through the lens of health, medicine, and human exploitation, this extraordinary work draws from previously inaccessible archives to offer a chilling new view of one of the pillars of Stalinist terror.

Persuasions and Prejudices

Author: Irving Horowitz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351499989
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: Social Science

Review essays and statements written for special occasions may reveal as much about the writer as those written about; this is the presumption undergirding this collection of thirty-five years of criticism and commentary by Irving Louis Horowitz. For this volume, he selected his comments on famous, near famous, and infamous sociologists, political scientists, and assorted literary figures in between. Taken as a whole, this volume will surprise and delight readers who are acquainted with Horowitz's other works as well as those who are interested in the people he writes about.The book covers notable social scientists, from Arendt to Zetterberg, and such major figures in between as Becker, Bell, de Jouvenel, Mills, Parsons, Solzhenitsyn, and more than eighty others who have had an effect on the contemporary social and political landscape. Each is critically examined, sometimes positively, other times negatively. Horowitz was a major figure in his own right, and his writing here displays the kind of refreshing frankness experts will expect and the general reader will appreciate.The underlying assumption behind the volume, giving its disparate parts a unified characteristic, is that together these observations on others amount to a general perspective on social science held by the author. Whether his larger ambition is accepted or disputed, there is no doubt that the volume provides a standard against which to measure the literary quality of writing in the world of professional social research.

China s Bloody Century

Author: R. J. Rummel
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412814003
Release Date: 2011-12-31
Genre: Political Science

Except for Soviet citizens, no people in this century have endured so much mass killing as have the Chinese. They have been murdered by rebels conniving with their own rulers, and then, after the defeat in war of the imperial dynasty, by soldiers of other lands. They have been killed by warlords who ruled one part of China or another. They have been executed by Nationalists or Communists because they had the wrong beliefs or attitudes or were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time. In China's Bloody Century, R.J. Rummel's careful estimate of the total number of killings exceeds 5 million. How do we explain such killings, crossing ideological bounds and political conditions? According to Rummel, the one constant factor in all the Chinese mass murder, as it was in the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, is arbitrary power. It was the factor that united warlords, Nationalists, Communists, and foreign armies. The author argues that whenever such undisciplined power is centralized and unchecked, the possibility exists that it will be used at the whim of dictators to kill for their own ends, whether the aim is ethnic-racial purity, national unity, development, or utopia. The book presents successive periods in modern Chinese history, with each chapter divided into three parts. Rummel first relates the history of the period within which the nature and the amount of killings are presented. He then provides a detailed statistical table giving the basic estimates with their sources and qualifications. The final part offers an appendix that explains and elaborates the statistical computations and estimates. While estimates are available in the literature on the number of Chinese killed in Communist land reform, or in Tibet, or by the Nationalists in one military campaign or another, until this book no one has tried to systematically accumulate, organize, add up, and analyze these diverse killings for all of China's governments in this century. For the first time in one place, hundreds of published estimates of Chinese genocide and mass murder are listed with sources, analyzed, and their historical context presented. This book will be of central interest to Sinologists, Sovietologists, and those interested in comparative politics and society.

The Great Wall of Confinement

Author: Philip F. Williams
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520227798
Release Date: 2004-08-17
Genre: History

"China is so big and so diverse that, as in the proverbial blind man touching an elephant, contemporary descriptions that vary dramatically can all be true. Few visitors to glittering Shanghai of Shenzhen, for example, will get any impression of the gaping gray maw of the government's prison camp system that Philip Williams and Yenna Wu, basing themselves on a vast range of Chinese sources, illuminate in erudite detail. The authors look at every facet of the camps, place them within China's historical tradition, and compare them with modern analogues. Throughout, literary and autobiographical sources give the 'feel' for the deadening world of the camps."—Perry Link, author of The Uses of Literature: Life in the Socialist Chinese Literary System "The Great Wall of Confinement deals with issues ranging from the legal grounding—or the lack of any—of the Chinese concentration camp system, to its technical implementation, its discursive manifestation, and its physical as well as psychological impact. A book like this is long overdue. With this work, Williams and Wu have made an important contribution to the fields of Chinese legal and literary studies."—David Der-wei Wang, author of The Monster That Is History "The Great Wall of Confinement is an excellent book. It synthesizes an already significant corpus of writings on Chinese prisons and labor camps, marshals an array of literary sources as essential historical source materials, and compares the literature of Chinese incarceration with its Soviet and European counterparts. The value of this important study stems equally from its tone—a rare combination of a level-headed quality with a very fine sensitivity to the human tragedy recounted in this literature."—Jean-Luc Domenach, author of Où va la Chine? (Where does China Go?) "The Great Wall of Confinement has attempted to lift part of the veil on China's long lasting tragedy: the use of imprisonment, torture, forced labor against its citizens, whether criminals, feeble minded or simply political opponents. The angle is new; the question is to find out how Chinese have written on this subject, whether in fiction or reportage, the way they went about telling their stories, how much they said, or withheld. Through Philip Willams and Yenna Wu's thought-provoking analysis of such writings, of the cultural origins of forced labor and imprisonment in imperial and Communist China, one comes closer to this sinister reality, which remains to this day one of the best kept secrets of our planet."—Marie Holzman, President of the Association Solidarité Chine