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Till My Tale Is Told: Women s Memoirs of the Gulag
Catriona Kelly (Translator), et al

Doris Lessing
"How extraordinary it is that compassion and tenderness may flourish in the cruelest conditions; how stubbornly and bravely people survive them. This is not a depressing book but an inspiriting and encouraging one."

Robert Conquest
"A moving and powerful human and historical document. The emotional and moral strength of these women who lost many years of their lives to the organized cruelties of the Gulag, and who, as they say, represent the many who did not return, is an unforgettable lesson for our time."

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Carlotta Hacker
February 1999
Book Description
When Crowfoot was born in 1830, the Blackfoot Confederacy was a powerful nation living free in the prairies. But as Crowfoot was growing up, earning a reputation for courage and wisdom, the Blackfoot way of life was disintegrating. Traders brought disease and liquor; the buffalo herds dwindled; government incentives encouraged settlers to flock to the west. Humiliated and bewildered, the Blackfoot had to accept government food rations in order to avoid starvation. Crowfoot, born to be a warrior but destined to become a peacemaker, was the Blackfoot spokesman in this time of crisis. Sensing that settlement was inevitable, and committed above all to peace, he encouraged cooperation with the government and the Northwest Mounted Police. He persuaded other chiefs to sign Treaty Number Seven, and refrained from supporting...

Moscow Memoirs: Memories of Anna Akhmatova, Osip Mandelstam, and Literary Russia under Stalin
Emma Gerstein
September 2004
From Publishers Weekly
Born to a man who became a high-ranking Soviet physician, Gerstein (1903–2002) rebelled against her father’s political affiliations early on. After a string of unsatisfying jobs, she followed a desire to write, establishing herself as a literary scholar and ensconcing herself among the literati of Soviet Russia. Her life changed dramatically in 1928, when she met Mandelstam and his wife, Nadezhda; Gerstein now had access to a quite famous living poet and his circle of friends, eventually including Akhmatova. The group suffered through the political woes of the time but also reveled in its literary excitement. Weaving biographical threads with autobiographical filaments, as well as selections from the poetry and letters of these two Soviet literary giants, Gerstein offers insightful glimpses into their...

Crowfoot: Chief of the Blackfeet (Civilization of the American Indian Series)
Hugh A. Dempsey, Paul F. Sharp
August 1989

True Stories
Lev ┬┐Emmanuilovich Razgon
November 1995
The New York Times Book Review, Paul Goldberg
The book is an oral history. The size of each chapter seems to be determined by the amount of material a group of Mr. Razgon's friends was able to absorb during a long evening. Chapters are organized around broad themes, like fear or jailers, a structure that lets the author meander at will between his arrest in 1938 and his release in 1955.

From Kirkus Reviews
An unforgettable memoir of a journalist who survived two incarcerations in the Gulag, filled with his memories of the victims, the executioners, and those who connived with Stalin's genocidal plans. Razgon, born in 1908, a writer and editor connected by marriage to top Stalinist officials, was a Communist who was caught up in the purges of the late 1930s and was finally released only after...

ARRESTED VOICES : Resurrecting the Disappeared Writers of the Soviet Regime
Vitaly Shentalinsky, et al

From Publishers Weekly
In the late 1980s, as perestroika and glasnost bloomed in the Soviet Union, poet and essayist Shentalinsky, neither a dissident nor a state lackey, saw an opening: he organized fellow writers to appeal to the authorities to open files regarding state repression of writers during the Stalinist era. His lively, ironic book?an episodic, not a comprehensive, report?offers insight into the depredations and corruption of the Soviet regime. The files reveal the Orwellian interrogation of Isaac Babel and the satirist Mikhail Bulgakov's sardonically bold appeal to be allowed to leave the country. Shentalinsky's research uncovers the mysterious fates of writers like the multitalented Pavel Florensky, the "Russian Leonardo da Vinci," whose grandson had been told a dozen versions of Florensky's death. The KGB files, the...

Great Chiefs Volume 2
Tony Hollihan
April 2003

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