Hardback The whisperers : private life in Stalin's Russia / Orlando Figes.
Publication year: 2007
Publisher: London : Allen Lane,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780713997026 (hbk.) : 0713997028 (hbk.) :
Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure Stalin's tyranny, conveying the reality of their terrible choices.
xxxviii, 739 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm.
Eye opening account of the private lives of a large number of families [on 650 pages!] during Stalins reign in the Soviet Union. In a totalitarian system totally isolated from the world excepting the suffering of the shortages, terror,decades of imprisonment in the Gulag, executions, breaking up of families, loss of their children and unable to return to normal family life but still remaining loyal to the ideology. Well written giving you a feeling and understanding of how life was without any political bias.