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  1. says:

    I read history books because of my undying belief that as a human being I am responsible for anything that human

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    I have been reading some memoirs about the Soviet Gulags and I discovered that I didn't have enough knowledge of Russian history to process what I was reading about individual experiences Conseuently I picked up Applebaum's book Her

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    Page 102 my book from Stalin and Beria “an enemy of the people is not only one who commits sabotage but one who doubts the rightness of the Party line” women were arrested as “wives of enemies of the people” and the same applied to chi

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    A third to a fourth remains when I write this I have 8 hours left of 27 hours and 45 minutes I am chugging along but I'll tell you Gulag A History is an exceptionally hard read The topic is dark and I am usually fine with difficult subjects but this proves to be harder than I thought The book is VERY thorough Chapter after

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    Jesus Christ With the possible exception of a few books on the Holocaust this is the single most painful work of non fiction I've ever encountered The portrait of the Soviet work camp system that Applebaum develops examines in painfully minute detail every single aspect of life in and around the Gulag system from the highest levels of Soviet politburo administration down to the lowliest starving walking damne

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    Read 60% of this then my interest precipitously flagged Found it redundant because I’d read most of Gulag Archipelago by Solzhenitsyn If you’ve read Solzhenitsyn no need to read Anne Applebaum

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    This is a fantastic book It is a must read for anyone who has any illusions about communism It sucks It is evil It belongs in the dustbin of historyAnne Applebaum tells the story of the gulag in fascinating detail using newly avail

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    A 5 star read without a doubt This book impacted me on so many levels I was absorbed and utterly fascinated with every word I read My

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    I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in the era country politics WWII or even just the Gulag itself The vastness of the Gulag is astounding From small camps to giant and from city prisons to tents in Siberia and all sizes in between The variety of work that was reuired was also uite extensive from

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    Among the best accounts of Stalin's system of concentration and labor camps that I know of She describes not only the organization operations of the camps as well as life within them but she also explains the role of slave l

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Al and acclaimed history Anne Applebaum offers the first fully documented portrait of the Gulag from its origins in the Russian Revolution through its expansion under Stalin to its collapse in the era of glasnost Applebaum intimately re creates what lif. A third to a fourth remains when I write this I have 8 hours left of 27 hours and 45 minutes I am chugging along but I ll tell you Gulag A History is an exceptionally hard read The topic is dark and I am usually fine with difficult subjects but this proves to be harder than I thought The book is VERY thorough Chapter after chapter covering every possible aspect of the Gulag camps I have read a lot previously on the topic References are made to much of what I have read beforeand yet still there is The material presented is well organized The author analyzes the evidence she doesn t simply accept what is being said but compares information with other sources Yet there is so much information you get drowned by the details and what is discussed is so very horrible Here is one example of the meticulous analytical manner in which facts are studied The food eaten in the camps is discussed so of course food portions in grams must be listed too for each and every prisoner type On top of that the water content which skews the nutrient content for the given weight is documented See what I mean by thorough Phew Thoroughness on top of being a very difficult subject makes this a hard read It is a clinically accurate and an encyclopedic tome Tons of references to particular individual experiences This I likeOn completion I want to re emphasize what I noted above The book is well organized well researched thorough meticulously documented and encyclopedic in content Multiple references to particular individuals experiences are sited Statements are not taken at face value instead each is evaluated to discover the real truth How is the book organized There are three sections The first covers how the camps came into being and developed with time The central section covers life in the camps divided into chapters focusing on different themes ie different aspects of the camps Here are some examples of the themes arrest interrogations incarceration in prisons transport to the camps intermediary transit camps Once in the camps the following themes are eually meticulously documented freedom of movement classification of the incarcerated bathing dining food sleeping facilities work propaganda punishment and reward communication with the outside world spiritual issues criminals versus political prisoners women and children and births and nurseries and sex and rape and prostitution and love and homosexuality I simply cannot list everything What is essential to understand is that every aspect is meticulously documented There are statistics and uotes from the incarcerated The third section is about the dismantlement of the camps and the situation at the end of the 20th century Finally there is an epilogue that focuses on why the author felt the book needed to be written The first and the third section are in chronological order Numerous references are made to authors such as Aleksandr Solzjenitsyn Yevgenia Ginzburg Osip Mandelstam Andrej Sacharov and others I found the war years and the treatment of Poles Crimean Tartars Ukrainians Chechens and other Caucasians seen from the perspective of current events particularly interesting Also Putin s background The book s organization and clear writing makes it easy to follow BUTyou can feel at points that you are drowning in all the information It is like reading an encyclopedia section of over 600 pages If I were writing a research paper this would be a fantastic resource It is itself a bit like a research paper I would have appreciated a bit editing Even if it is easy to understand it doesn t read as a book for the general public in that it is so comprehensive I do think there was a real need for such a book How you rate a book depends on what you personally are looking for My three star rating is by no means a judgment of the book s uality my rating only shows my personal appreciation of the book I liked it and would definitely recommend it to others along with a word of warning that it is at times tedious and often relates horrible eventsThe narration of the audiobook by Laural Merlington was absolutely excellent I cannot judge her Russian pronunciation I liked the speed at which it was narrated and the ease at understanding each word Clearly narrated This is essential in a book of non fiction I am giving the narration five stars Indurain: La historia definitiva del mejor corredor del Tour de Francia (Córner) the first fully documented portrait of The Inbetweeners Scriptbook the Gulag from its origins in Out of Breath (Breathing, the Russian Revolution A Profound Secret through its expansion under Stalin Moby-Dick to its collapse in The Double Silence the era of glasnost Applebaum intimately re creates what lif. 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E was like in the camps and links them to the larger history of the Soviet Union Immediately recognized as a landmark and long overdue work of scholarship Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes to understand the history of the twentieth centur. This is a fantastic book It is a must read for anyone who has any illusions about communism It sucks It is evil It belongs in the dustbin of historyAnne Applebaum tells the story of the gulag in fascinating detail using newly available Soviet archives and published and unpublished memoirs from those who survived the camps Their stories are chilling to say the leastIn the Introduction Applebaum discusses the differences and similarities between the Nazi death camps and the Soviet camps She also explains why so many on the Left were willing to excuse Soviet communism and particularly Stalin for its crimesShe then delves into a general history of the camps explaining that they were at heart an economic enterprise The first official camp Solovetsky spread out over a group of islands in the White Sea was meant to be profitable Later Stalin insisted that the entire gulag must turn a profit which it never did But no one had had the guts to tell Stalin thatBut I m getting ahead of myself Applebaum shows how many prisoners were used for grand construction projects like canals and railroads with the predictably disappointing results and thousands of lives lost suffice to say that OSHA would not be pleased with the working conditionsShe writes how the camp system expanded throughout the 1930s until it obtained its permanent form By 1940 hundreds of camps imprisoned millions of people many of them criminals many of them politicals those whose only crime was some sort of dissent against Stalin and the Soviet Union Many of these politicals were innocent of courseIn Part Two in my opinion the heart and most compelling section of the book Applebaum delves into the minutiae of the camps chronicling prisoners experiences through the arrest transport and imprisonment in the camps This is where you get the sense of the monstrosity of the system and the government that ran it Space doesn t permit me to go into all the details Suffice to say that as a horror writer there s enough material to write dozens of short stories and novels with no need for any supernatural element to make them scaryIn the third section she switches back to general history and covers the rest of the 20th century from the death of Stalin to the death of the Soviet Union The gulag survived Stalin s death but it did shrink as Soviet leaders were then free to address the unprofitably of the system Many camps were closed and many prisoners were released though many of those were later re arrestedBut the suppression continued Innocents were still jailed for speaking out for freedom and still forced to endure hard labor in horrific conditionsThis is the story of oppression on a massive scale But it s also a collection of gritty and inspiring stories of survival by those lucky enough to live through the experience Unfortunately millions did not The Empty Hand (The Snow Walker, the camps and links Seasons of Splendour them Stage Mum to A Village Affair / A Passionate Man / The Rectors Wife the larger history of The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships the Soviet Union Immediately recognized as a landmark and long overdue work of scholarship Gulag is an essential book for anyone who wishes Salvage to understand Thin Air (Jessica Shaw, the history of Blue Book of Grown-Up Fairytales the Mo Hayder 2-Book Bundle twentieth centur. 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The Gulag a vast array of Soviet concentration camps that held millions of political and criminal prisoners was a system of repression and punishment that terrorized the entire society embodying the worst tendencies of Soviet communism In this magisteri. I read history books because of my undying belief that as a human being I am responsible for anything that humans do If murder happens it is because I have it in me as well If kindness happens it is because I am capable of kindness This belief does not put me or humanity at the center of anything I think anthropocentrism is one of the worst ways of explaining our existence but rather connects me to every other human being that has ever lived or will ever live I believe in patterns and totalitarian patterns have a particular tendency to devolve into heinous soul crushing lethal regimes run by maniacs who indulge in their darkest sides Applebaum seems to think along the same lines This book is written with such delicacy towards the victims and innocents but it also lays down facts with the weight of iron with regards to what actually happened Myths are debunked correctness is preserved truth above all is searched for because in knowing the truth about things such as the Gulag we are better prepared to deal with ourselves in the future Applebaum believes the Gulags will exist again albeit in any future form they might morph into she believes massacres genocides totalitarianism mass murder happen and will continue to happen for as long as we are human and I agree That is why we must read history that is why we must expose ourselves to the most uncomfortable facts about ourselves because we will meet with this again And the best weapon against anything human made is knowledge of everything human made