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An Enlightening Work,
This review is from: The Gulag Archipelago [Abridged] (Harvill Press Editions) (Paperback)
I had this recommended by someone who lived under communist rule. Before I read this book, I had only a general inclination what went on in Stalinist USSR. This book brings to life the many atrocities committed under that regime.
The abridgement is a bit disjointed in places, but I imagine it makes it much more readable than the original three volume work.
A well written and important piece of literature.