The Gulag Archipelago

(Abridged edition)

Recommended by Jordan B Peterson, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #9 in Russian History, Ranked #12 in Communismsee more rankings.

The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

The work is based on the testimony of some two hundred survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile. It is both a thoroughly researched document and a feat of literary and imaginative power. This edition has been abridged into one...

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Jordan B Peterson "The Gulag Archipelago" audiobook is available now in the UK ( with a forward narrated by me as well as a Q&A with myself and Ignat Solzhenitsyn at the end of the book that I believe you'll enjoy! Who here has previously read the book? (Source)

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