The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Volume 1: An Experiment in Literary Investigation (Paperback)

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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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“Best Nonfiction Book of the Twentieth Century”
-Time magazine



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Product Details
ISBN: 9780061253713
ISBN-10: 0061253715
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: August 7th, 2007
Pages: 660
Language: English
Series: Gulag Archipelago