Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum

The book charts the history of the Gulag organization from its beginnings in the Solovki prison camp and the construction of the White Sea Canal through its explosive growth in the Great Terror and the Second World War, and tracks its diminution following the death of Stalin and its final closure in the 1980s. A large portion of the book is devoted to covering lives and deaths of camp inmates, including their arrest, interrogation, trial, transportation, the details of the rigors of their working and living conditions, the privations of starvation and disease, and the circumstances of their deaths. The book draws heavily on Soviet-era archives and on the diaries and writings of camp survivors. Gulag: A History, also published as Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps, is a non-fiction book covering the history of the Soviet Gulag system. It was written by American author Anne Applebaum and published in 2003 by Doubleday. Gulag won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction and the 2004 Duff Cooper Prize. It was also nominated for the National Book Critics Circle prize and for the National Book Award.

The 911th greatest nonfiction book of all time

This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction (Pulitzer Prize)

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Gulag: A History Kindle Edition 72659 $11.99 2007
Gulag: A History Hardcover 175345 $27.29 $3.96 2003
Gulag: A History Audio CD 1673193 $11.42 $14.02 2012
GULAG: A HISTORY OF THE SOVIET CAMPS Hardcover 3777712 $1.97
Gulag: A History of the Soviet Camps Paperback 1209829 $22.60 $10.00 2004
Gulag (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 1465862 2012
Gulag: Historia de los campos de concentración soviéticos / A History (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 7008888 $180.00 2004
Gulag: A History Audio CD 7743743 $31.07 2012
Gulag: A History Paperback 55027 $14.89 $6.32 2004