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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • States of Denial by Stanley Cohen
    States of Denial (English, Paperback) Stanley Cohen

    A New book by one of the most important names on the Polity list. Stan Cohen is one of the world's most respected criminologists, and author of many classic studies in the field.

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  • This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen by Tadeusz Borowski
    This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen (English, Paperback) Tadeusz Borowski

    Presents stories which are based on the author's own experiences surviving Auschwitz and Dachau. This title describes a world where the will to survive overrides compassion and prisoners eat, work and sleep a few yards from where others are murdered; and, where the difference between human beings is reduced to a second bowl of soup.

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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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  • Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings by Hendrik Kraetzschmar
    Islamists and the Politics of the Arab Uprisings (English, Paperback) Hendrik Kraetzschmar

    Scrutinises the political strategies and ideological evolution of Islamist actors and forces following the Arab uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Gulag Voices by Anne Applebaum
    Gulag Voices (English, Paperback) Anne Applebaum

    A collection of the writings of survivors of the Gulag, the Soviet concentration camps. It includes the personal stories of figures such as renowned literary scholar Dmitri Likhachev; Anatoly Marchenko, the son of illiterate labourers; and, American citizen Alexander Dolgun.

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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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  • 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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  • Reclaim the State by Hilary Wainwright
    Reclaim the State (English, Hardback) Hilary Wainwright

    From Seattle to Porto Alegre, anti-capitalist protests have captured the headlines and the public imagination. Behind these dramatic eruptions of anger against global capitalism lie local, more individual stories of resistance, no less important for being less confrontational.

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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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  • 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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  • Cannibal Island by Nicolas Werth
    Cannibal Island (English, Hardback) Nicolas Werth

    During the spring of 1933, Stalin's police rounded up nearly one hundred thousand people as part of the Soviet regime's "cleansing" of Moscow and Leningrad and deported them to Siberia. This work weaves this episode into a broader story about the Soviet frenzy in the 1930s to purge society of all those deemed to be unfit.

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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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