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Gulag: A History
ANNE APPLEBAUM

Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
198 reviews (2003) (736p)
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction Winner
National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Finalist
National Book Award for Nonfiction Finalist
Amazon DECADE Editor History Top 10

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Book Description
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 magisterial 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 life 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 century.


Other Award Winning Books by Anne Applebaum
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 by Anne Applebaum
28 reviews (2012) (608p) (Amazon Top100) (PW Top10) (NBA Non)
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Anne Applebaum Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 4  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Gulag: A History ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 Gulag: A History ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Gulag: A History ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Gulag: A History · Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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