The True Story of an American's Imprisonment in a Soviet Gulag and His Astonishing Escape by Gerald Amster and Bernard Asbell
Hardcover: 296 pages Publisher: Henry Holt & Co; 1 edition (May 1988) Language: English ISBN-10: 003064156X ISBN-13: 978-0030641565 The True Story of an American that was arrested in the Soviet Union and sent to the Soviet Gulag.
When I read this book it was nearing the end of the cold war. I still feel it hits home today! True story about an American that gets suckered into a counterfeiting scheme and ends up being caught by the Soviet Secret Police. Having many similarities to Midnight Express, the American gets sent to a Soviet prison camp in one of the barren, frigid areas of the USSR. His story inside the prison is so compelling that one has to wonder why it hasn't been made into a film. I don't want to spoil the end but obviously he eventually gets out or the book couldn't have been written.
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