Whisperers

Whisperers

Private Life in Stalin's Russia

Book - 2007
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

"A tremendous achievement."-- The Sunday Times (London)

The Whisperers is a triumphant act of recovery. In this powerful work of history, Orlando Figes chronicles the private history of family life during the violent and repressive reign of Josef Stalin. Drawing on a vast collection of interviews and archives, The Whisperers re-creates the anguish of family members turned against one another--of the paranoia, alienation, and treachery that poisoned private life in Russia for generations. A panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whispers, The Whisperers is "rigorously compassionate. . . . A humbling monument to the evil and endurance of Russia's Soviet past and, implicitly, a guide to its present" ( The Economist ).

Publisher: New York, NY : Picador, 2007
ISBN: 9780312428037
Branch Call Number: 947.0842 F467w
Characteristics: 739p. : ill

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