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Gulag: Life And Death Inside The Soviet Concentration Camps 1917-1990

Kizny, Tomasz

Published by Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY, 2004
Condition: vg Soft cover
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Folio. 495, [1]pp. Original pictorial wrappers over cloth, with blind-stamped lettering on front cover and spine. The Gulag was a network of labor camps and penal colonies run by the Soviet security organizations. While forced labor and internal exile had a long history in Russia, the Gulag evolved into a devastating tool of political suppression and massive industrial production. From the early years of the Revolution to the final years of the USSR, millions labored and perished within this system. Gulag covers the history of the Gulag with incredible essays and horrendous firsthand narratives by former prisoners. The text is accompanied by hundreds of photographs provided by the prisoners, survivor groups and state archives as well as contemporary photographs that show the camps as they look now. Wrappers, binding and interior in near to fine condition.Each chapter covers a key camp or work project of the Soviet penal-industrial complex: - Solovki, the monastery that was the birthplace of the Gulag system - The White Sea Canal - Vaygach, the doomed humane camp - The Theater in the Gulag - Kolyma, the deadly Siberian gold rush - Vorkuta, coal mining above the Arctic Circle - The Railroad of Death. Each chapter has: - A concise introductory essay - Formerly banned and previously unpublished archival photographs - Detailed chronology of the camp - Prisoners' accounts of life and death in the camps and colonies - Contemporary photographs - Accounts of survivors some of whom still live near their former camp or colony.Gulag is a remarkable pictorial history of a harrowing era of the twentieth century. Bookseller Inventory # 25252

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Title: Gulag: Life And Death Inside The Soviet ...

Publisher: Firefly Books, Buffalo, NY

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:vg

Edition: First English language edition.

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