Kolyma Diaries

Author: Jacek Hugo-Bader
Editor: Portobello Books
ISBN: 1846275032
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From the author of the award-winning White Fever, Kolyma Diaries is an excursion into one of the world's last remaining badlands, a place full of Gulag ghosts and living wrecks. All along the 2000 kilometres of the Kolyma highway, Bader is plied with vodka. He hears mesmerizing, sometimes devastating, tales of the journeys that brought his 'fellow travellers', the people who give him lifts, to this benighted land. This is a book about the descendants of prisoners eking out a living, of conmen and veterans and scrap iron dealers, of corrupt politicians and organised crime. Stories are told of sons given away, husbands who reappear after three decades, scholars who now survive by foraging for mushrooms and berries, sculptors who hoard the heads lopped off statues of Lenin, miners who dig up mass graves while looking for gold, and all the addicts, convicts, fallen heroes and even sportsmen who run away from their troubles and end up in the most remote region in Russia

Canadian Slavonic Papers

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American Diaries Diaries Written From 1492 To 1844

Author: Laura Arksey
Editor: Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research
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The Arctic Ocean And Its Coast In The Cenozoic Era

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Translation of Sverenyi Ledovityi Okean i ego poberezhe v Kainozoe. Collected articles on the origins, evolution and paleo-geography of the Arctic Ocean and coastline in the light of hydrological, biogeographical, climatological and archaeological data. Much emphasis is placed on the evolution of modern arctic flora and fauna, both terrestrial and aquatic.

Anthropology Archeology Of Eurasia

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Soviet Prisons And Concentration Camps

Author: Libushe Zorin-Obrusníková
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485 entries of articles, memoirs, novels and research studies arranged chronologically by year of publication, with author and title indexes.

I Want To Live

Author: Nina Lugovskaya
Editor: Doubleday UK
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Does that boy in my class like me? Why does my skin have to be so spotty? When will my father come home from exile? Wouldn't it be great if I could somehow kill Comrade Stalin? These were the everyday concerns of thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Nina Lugovskaya, who lived in Moscow in 1932, under Stalin's repressive dictatorship. The daughter of a dissident, she was imbued with unusually clear political insight. In her diary her outbursts against the brutal totalitarian regime that meant that schoolfriends' parents disappeared in night-time raids and her own father was regularly arrested and banished from Moscow, appear alongside the more typical adolescent worries about girlfriends, boys, her appearance and homework. For five years Nina scribbled down her most intimate thoughts and dreams, including her ambition one day to become a writer. Then in 1937 her father's dissident activities propelled Stalin's secret police into ransacking Nina's home, where they discovered Nina's diary. Nina's open criticism of the regime and frequent vilification of Stalin's character on the pages of her diary provided sufficient evidence for the charge of treason, and the entire family was sentenced to five years' hard labour in the Gulag, followed by seven years' exile in Siberia. Decades later Nina's diary was discovered in the KGB archives, and now it is published in full for the first time in English. Like 'The Diary of a Young Girl' by Anne Frank, this diary poignantly reveals the everyday reality of an innocent young life at a time of overwhelming corruption, betrayal and repression.

Dictionary Of Scientific Biography

Author: Charles Coulston Gillispie
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Also available online as part of the Gale Virtual Reference Library under the title Complete dictionary of scientific biography.

Hoover Digest

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Hoover digest is a compilation of some of the work of the Institution's scholars, consists of short articles and opinion pieces, and articles not published elsewhere.

Birds Of The Chukchi Peninsula And Wrangel Island

Author: Leonid Aleksandrovich Portenko
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The Ukrainian Quarterly

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Slave Labor In Russia

Author: American Federation of Labor
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The Andr E Diaries

Author: Salomon August Andrée
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Authorized English translation of the Swedish vol. Med örnen mot Polen under the editorship of the Swedish Society of Anthropology and Geography by Albert Bonniers Förlag, Stockholm.

Russians In The Bering Strait 1648 1791

Author: Mikhail Ivanovich Belov
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"The main body of this book are the portions of M.I. Belov's book Arkticheskoe morepla[va]nie s drevneishikh vremen do serediny XIX veka (Arctic voyages from ancient times to the middle of the nineteenth century) that relate to the Russian discovery and exploration of this strait to 1800"--Pref.

The Face Of The Earth

Author: Eduard Suess
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The Literary Review

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