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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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The Peterloo Massacre by Joyce Marlow
    The Peterloo Massacre (English, Paperback) Joyce Marlow

    Unity of the oppressed can make a difference in politically uncertain times A peaceful protest turned tragedy; In this definitive account Joyce Marlow tells the stories of the real people involved and brings to life the atrocity the government attempted to cover up.

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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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  • 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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  • Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial by Lynne Viola
    Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial (English, Hardback) Lynne Viola

    An inside account of the trials and punishments of the Soviet secret police officers who carried out the Great Terror, this book uses the criminal files from Ukraine to take readers inside the operations of the interrogation rooms and execution chambers where Stalin's regime enacted state violence.

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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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  • 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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  • Israel and South Africa by Ilan Pappe
    Israel and South Africa (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    Israel and South Africa assesses the parallels between the Zionist and apartheid regimes, as well as their implications for international law, activism and policy making.

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