The Gulag Archipelago: Experiment in Literary Investigation v. 1
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The Gulag Archipelago: Experiment in Literary Investigation v. 1

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"BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY." --Time

Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society. Features a new foreword by Anne Applebaum.

"The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times." --George F. Kennan

"It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century." --David Remnick, The New Yorker

"Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece. . . . The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today." --Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword
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Product details

  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 133.35 x 203.2 x 27.94mm | 544g
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0061253715
  • 9780061253713
  • 15,372

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Volume 1 of the gripping epic masterpiece, Solzhenitsyn's chilling report of his arrest and interrogation, which exposed to the world the vast bureaucracy of secret police that haunted Soviet society
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Review quote

"Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century" -- Time magazine

"The greatest and most powerful single indictment of a political regime ever leveled in modern times." -- George F. Kennan

"It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century." -- David Remnick, The New Yorker

"Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece. ... The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today." -- Anne Applebaum, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gulag: A History, from the foreword
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