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5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes there's just not enough stars
This is unquestionably the best non fiction book I have ever read. It is at once profound, intelligent, affecting, exquisitely readable (excepting some of the more factual chapters, perhaps), terrifying, uplifting and occaionally - unexpectedly - very humourous. Solzhenitsyn manages to convey the details of the most outrageous atrocities without ever losing a sense of...
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3.0 out of 5 stars UNLIKE A BRITISH JAIL
I am still reading this 630 page book and ordered it after reading a shorter book entitled Gulag Boss which was rather biased towards the State.

The Gulag Archipelago is interesting in parts and a bit boring in others. Russia after the Revolution in 1917 became a difficult place to live if you had even the slightest doubts about how the country was being run...
Published 12 months ago by J. W. PRESTON


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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating, 17 Aug 2011
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Fascinating, often harrowing account made up of the author's direct experience along with stories and rumours he picked up as he was processed through the Soviet punishment machine.
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The Gulag Archipelago 1918-1956 (Perennial Classics)
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