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The Resource Gulag : a history, Anne Applebaum

Gulag : a history, Anne Applebaum

Label
Gulag : a history
Title
Gulag
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
Anne Applebaum
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A fully documented history of the Soviet camp system, from its origins in the Russian Revolution to its collapse in the era of glasnost. Anne Applebaum first lays out the chronological history of the camps and the logic behind their creation, enlargement, and maintenance. Applebaum also examines how life was lived within this shadow country: how prisoners worked, how they ate, where they lived, how they died, how they survived. She examines their guards and their jailers, the horrors of transportation in empty cattle cars, the strange nature of Soviet arrests and trials, the impact of World War II, the relations between different national and religious groups, and the escapes, as well as the extraordinary rebellions that took place in the 1950s. She concludes by examining the disturbing question why the Gulag has remained relatively obscure, in the historical memory of both the former Soviet Union and the West
Summary
Chronicles the history of the Soviet concentration camp system from its start after the Russian Revolution to its collapse, discussing its creation and the way of life for those who lived there
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
  • Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2004.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
154805
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
365/.45/094709041
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8964.S65
LC item number
A67 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a history
Label
Gulag : a history, Anne Applebaum
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I : Origins of the Gulag, 1917-1939 -- Bolshevik beginnings ; First camp of the Gulag ; 1929 : the great turning point ; White Sea Canal ; Camps expand ; Great Terror and its aftermath -- Part II : Life and work in the camps -- Arrest ; Prison ; Transport, arrival, selection ; Life in the camps ; Work in the camps ; Punishment and reward ; Guards ; Prisoners ; Women and children ; Dying ; Strategies of survival ; Rebellion and escape -- Part III : Rise and fall of the camp-industrial complex, 1940-1986 -- War begins ; Strangers ; Amnesty--and afterward ; Zenith of the camp-industrial complex ; Death of Stalin ; Zeks' revolution ; Thaw--and release ; Era of the dissidents ; 1980s : smashing statues -- Epilogue : Memory -- Appendix : How many?
Control code
2275772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
677 p.
Isbn
9780767900560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002041344
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51086337
  • (OCoLC)51086337
Label
Gulag : a history, Anne Applebaum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Part I : Origins of the Gulag, 1917-1939 -- Bolshevik beginnings ; First camp of the Gulag ; 1929 : the great turning point ; White Sea Canal ; Camps expand ; Great Terror and its aftermath -- Part II : Life and work in the camps -- Arrest ; Prison ; Transport, arrival, selection ; Life in the camps ; Work in the camps ; Punishment and reward ; Guards ; Prisoners ; Women and children ; Dying ; Strategies of survival ; Rebellion and escape -- Part III : Rise and fall of the camp-industrial complex, 1940-1986 -- War begins ; Strangers ; Amnesty--and afterward ; Zenith of the camp-industrial complex ; Death of Stalin ; Zeks' revolution ; Thaw--and release ; Era of the dissidents ; 1980s : smashing statues -- Epilogue : Memory -- Appendix : How many?
Control code
2275772
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
677 p.
Isbn
9780767900560
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002041344
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51086337
  • (OCoLC)51086337

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