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  • The Gulag Archipelago by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    The Gulag Archipelago (English, Paperback) Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

    The Gulag Archipelago is Solzhenitsyn's masterwork, a vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators and also of heroism, a Stalinist anti-world at the heart of the Soviet Union where the key to survival lay not in hope but in despair.

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  • Mandela by Peter Hain
    Mandela (English, Paperback) Peter Hain

    Mandela: His Essential Life is the only short, popular and accessible book that tells Mandela's entire and remarkable story.

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  • Nothing To Envy by Barbara Demick
    Nothing To Envy (English, Paperback) Barbara Demick

    A spectacularly revealing and harrowing portrait of ordinary lives in the world's least ordinary country, North Korea. Newly updated in 2013

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  • Hearts And Minds by Jane Robinson
    Hearts And Minds (English, Hardback) Jane Robinson

    FEATURED ON BBC RADIO 4's START THE WEEK and BBC RADIO 3's FREE THINKING Set against the colourful background of the entire campaign for women to win the vote, Hearts and Minds tells the remarkable and inspiring story of the suffragists' march on London.

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  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich (English, Paperback) Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    Discover the importance of a piece of bread or an extra bowl of soup, the incredible luxury of a book, a piece of string or a single match in a world where survival is all. This work lets you participate in the struggle of men to survive both the terrible rigours of nature and the inhumanity of the system that defines their conditions of life.

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  • The Rebel by Albert Camus
    The Rebel (English, Paperback) Albert Camus

    An essay on the nature of human revolt, this book makes a critique of communism, how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain, and the resulting totalitarian regimes. It also questions two events held sacred by the left wing, the French Revolution of 1789 and the Russian Revolution of 1917.

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  • The Whisperers by Orlando Figes
    The Whisperers (Paperback) Orlando Figes

    Explores the inner life of a Russia where everyone was afraid to talk and society spoke in whispers, whether to protect friends and family - or to betray them. In this title, the author tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin's Terror.

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  • The Man Without a Face by Masha Gessen
    The Man Without a Face (English, Paperback) Masha Gessen

    A brave and revelatory account of how a small-minded, low-level KGB operative came to control the world's largest country and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress, making Russia once more a threat to her own people and to the world

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  • One Day in My Life by Bobby Sands
    One Day in My Life (English, Paperback) Bobby Sands

    Bobby Sands was twenty-seven years old when he died. He spent almost nine years of his life in prison because of his Irish republican activities. He died, in prison, on 5 May 1981, on the sixty-sixth day of his hunger strike at Long Kesh, outside Belfast. This book documents a day in the life of Bobby Sands. It is a tale of human bravery, endurance and courage against a backdrop of suffering,...

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  • Twice a Stranger by Bruce Clark
    Twice a Stranger (Paperback) Bruce Clark

    In 1923, nearly 2 million citizens of Turkey or Greece were moved across the Aegean because they were the 'wrong' religion. This work presents an account of the first example of mass ethnic cleansing in Europe.

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  • The Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-Hwan
    The Aquariums of Pyongyang (Paperback) Kang Chol-Hwan, Pierre Rigoulot

    A magnificent, harrowing testimony to the voiceless victims of North Korea.

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  • 1984: India's Guilty Secret by Pav Singh
    1984: India's Guilty Secret (English, Paperback) Pav Singh

    In November 1984, the ruling elite of the world's largest democracy conspired to murder thousands of their country's citizens in genocidal massacres reminiscent of Nazi-era Germany while the world watched on.

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  • Never Remember by Masha Gessen
    Never Remember (English, Hardback) Masha Gessen, Misha Friedman

    "A book that belongs on the shelf alongside The Gulag Archipelago. -- Kirkus Reviews...

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  • The Highland Clearances by John Prebble
    The Highland Clearances (Paperback) John Prebble

    In the terrible aftermath of the battle of Culloden, the Highlanders suffered at the hands of their own clan chiefs. Offering a reconstruction of Culloden, the author recounts how the Highlanders were deserted and then betrayed into famine and poverty. While their chiefs grew rich on meat and wool, the people died of cholera and starvation.

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  • Mandela by Peter Hain
    Mandela (English, Hardback) Peter Hain

    Mandela: His Essential Life is the only short, popular and accessible book that tells Mandela's entire and remarkable story.

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  • Dear Leader by Jang Jin-Sung
    Dear Leader (English, Paperback) Jang Jin-Sung

    SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER Dear Leader contains astonishing new insights about North Korea which could only be revealed by someone working high up in the regime. Among his tasks were developing the founding myth of North Korea, posing undercover as a South Korean intellectual and writing epic poems in support of the dictator, Kim Jong-il.

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  • First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
    First They Killed My Father (Paperback) Loung Ung

    Soon to be a major film, co-written and directed by Angelina Jolie PittUntil the age of five, Loung Ung lived in Phnom Penh, one of seven children of a high-ranking government official.When Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into Phnom Penh in April 1975, Loung's family fled their home and were eventually forced to disperse to survive.

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  • An Evil Cradling by Brian Keenan
    An Evil Cradling (Paperback) Brian Keenan

    Brian Keenan went to Beirut in 1985 for a change of scene from his native Belfast. He became headline news when he was kidnapped by fundamentalist Shi'ite militiamen and held in the suburbs of Beirut for the next four and a half years.

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  • Turkey by Zeynep Beler
    Turkey (English, Paperback) Ece Temelkuran

    An urgent and unsettling account of Turkey's descent into tyranny, as seen through the eyes of one of the country's most gifted writers.

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  • Death of a Dissident by Alex Goldfarb
    Death of a Dissident (Paperback) Alex Goldfarb, Marina Litvinenko

    The astonishing true story of the defection, dissidence and assassination of Alexander Litvinenko -- by the friend who knew him best, and the widow he left behind.

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