Illness and inhumanity in Stalin's Gulag /

A new and chilling study of lethal human exploitation in the Soviet forced labor camps, one of the pillars of Stalinist terror In a shocking new study of life and death in Stalin's Gulag, historian Golfo Alexopoulos suggests that Soviet forced labor camps were driven by brutal exploitation and...

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Author / Creator: Alexopoulos, Golfo (Author)
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: New Haven : Yale University Press, 2017.
Series:Yale-Hoover series on authoritarian regimes.
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