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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Re-enchanting The World by Silvia Federici
    Re-enchanting The World (English, Paperback) Silvia Federici

    In this edited collection of work spanning more than 20 years, Silvia Federici provides a detailed history and critique of the politics of the commons from a feminist perspective. In her clear and combative voice, Federici provides readers with an analysis of some of the key issues in contemporary thinking on this subject. Drawing on rich historical research, she maps the connections between the...

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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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  • Red Notice by Bill Browder
    Red Notice (English, Paperback) Bill Browder

    I have to assume that there is a very real chance that Putin or members of his regime will have me killed some day. This is his explosive journey from the heady world of finance in New York and London in the 1990s, through battles with ruthless oligarchs in turbulent post-Soviet Union Moscow, to the shadowy heart of the Kremlin.

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  • Enver Hoxha by Majlinda Nishku
    Enver Hoxha (English, Paperback) Blendi Fevziu

    Stalinism, that particularly brutal phase of communism, came to an end in most of Eastern Europe with the death of Josef Stalin in 1953 or at least with the Khrushchev reforms that began in the Soviet Union in 1956.

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  • The Highland Clearances by John Prebble
    The Highland Clearances (English, 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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  • Escape from Camp 14 by Blaine Harden
    Escape from Camp 14 (English, Paperback) Blaine Harden

    Introducing the incredible story of Shin Dong-hyuk - the only person born in a North Korean gulag ever to escape . . .

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

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

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

    ***The subject of the new major film by Mike Leigh***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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  • 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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  • South Africa by Nancy L. Clark
    South Africa (English, Paperback) Nancy L. Clark, William H. Worger

    "First edition published 2004 by Pearson Education Limited."

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  • Handbook of Tyranny by Theo Deutinger
    Handbook of Tyranny (English, Hardback) Theo Deutinger

    Notebook of Tyranny portrays the routine cruelties of the twenty-first century through a series of detailed non-fictional graphic illustrations. None of these cruelties represent extraordinary violence- they reflect day-to-day implementation of laws and regulations around the globe.

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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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  • 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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  • First They Killed My Father by Loung Ung
    First They Killed My Father (English, 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 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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