|
Movies Books Music Food Tv Shows Technology Politics Video Games Parenting Fashion Green Living more >

Lunch » Tags » Books » Reviews » The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Parts I - II » User review

The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956, Parts I - II

A book by Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn

< read all 1 reviews

Gulag Archipelago by Alexander Solzhenitsyn

  • Apr 13, 2005
Rating:
+5
The Archipelago refers to many great ports scattered from the
Bering Strait to Bosporus.There were thousands of small islands where people were transported for varying periods of time.
In addition, there were transit prisons at Ust-Usa and portable
confinements by rail.

Prisoners were subjected to extensive methods of interrogation
including sleep deprivation at night, persuasion, humiliation,
cursing, long periods of standing, sound effects, lighting and
general confusion. Trials were quick and often it was difficult
to access witnesses because they were scattered or in prison
themselves.

People in every station of life were imprisoned for a variety
of reasons- most of them directed to criticism of the State.
Tanya Khodkevich was imprisoned for saying:
" you can pray freely,
But just so G-d alone can hear'
Students were arrested for criticism of the system.
Historians; such as, Platonov and Gotye were arrested.
The Buryat-Monguls were imprisoned in Kazakhstan. Tribal
members of the Northern Caucasus were jailed. People were
convicted by analogy, place of birth/origin or contact
with persons considered "dangerous" to the State.

The work is a testament to the implementation of power in the
Soviet State from Lenin onward. It is written in a
belles lettres style-much like a continuous story. The volume is
highly recommended for a wide audience of college students,
historians, journalists and readers of great literature.

What did you think of this review?

Helpful
0
Thought-Provoking
0
Fun to Read
0
Well-Organized
0
Post a Comment
About the reviewer
Dr Joseph S Maresca ()
Ranked #25
Dr. Joseph S. Maresca CPA, CISA      21 Amazon / KDP Books including:   SEARCH- America's Comparative Advantage by Dr Joseph S Maresca   SEARCH- The Solar Energy … more
Consider the Source

Use Trust Points to see how much you can rely on this review.

You
JSMaresca
Your ratings:
rate more to improve this
About this book

Wiki

The Soviet Union had the largest secret political prison system of its time, scattered into the most remote corners of Eastern Europe and Asia. When Solzhenitsyn came out, he told the stories of shattered lives in a shattered nation.
view wiki

Tags

Details

ISBN-10: 0060803320
ISBN-13: 978-0060803322
Author: Aleksandr Isaevich Solzhenitsyn
Publisher: HarperCollins Publisher

First to Review
© 2014 Lunch.com, LLC All Rights Reserved
Lunch.com - Relevant reviews by real people.
()
This is you!
Ranked #
Last login
Member since
reviews
comments
ratings
questions
compliments
lists