Man Is Wolf to Man: Surviving the Gulag / Edition 1

Man Is Wolf to Man: Surviving the Gulag / Edition 1

by Janusz Bardach, Kathleen Gleeson
     
 


"An enthralling record of often dreadful experiences in what Solzhenitsyn has called 'the pole of cold and cruelty' of Stalin's labor camp system: a saga of human endurance."—Robert Conquest

"An extraordinary story of human brutality, human kindness, and human ability to survive under the most inhuman conditions imaginable. It should demonstrate to

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"An enthralling record of often dreadful experiences in what Solzhenitsyn has called 'the pole of cold and cruelty' of Stalin's labor camp system: a saga of human endurance."—Robert Conquest

"An extraordinary story of human brutality, human kindness, and human ability to survive under the most inhuman conditions imaginable. It should demonstrate to anyone who still entertains illusions about Soviet Communism how closely it resembled Nazism."—Richard Pipes

"Beneath the layers of history and the ideological divisions, Man Is Wolf to Man is a glorious testimony to the resilience of the human spirit and a celebration of the tragic improvisations which are sometimes required to save a human life. After several generations, J. Bardach has opened another window into the tragic world first explored by A. Koestler in Darkness at Noon. This is a worthy and affirmative book."—James A. McPherson

"Being spellbound by Dr. Bardach's vivid and richly detailed recollections, you become a fellow companion of a Jewish youth from Poland in his head-spinning odyssey across eight time-zones eastward with the Kolyma gold mines as the final destination. Through Bardach's experiences, one understands the feelings of countless other victims of history who found themselves between a rock and a hard place, as the relentless and senseless forces drove them from the Nazi gas chambers into the killing fields of Communism."—Vassily Aksyonov

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520221529
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
09/21/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
899,004
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Maps and photos followpages xvi and 172 respectively
Foreword by Adam Hochschildix
Acknowledgmentsxv
Prologue1
September 19393
Witness26
Red Army Soldier54
Court-martial78
Cattle Car92
Retribution109
Burepolom122
Siberian Trail140
Buchta Nakhodka163
Slave Ship181
Welcome to Kolyma195
The Isolator213
Winter224
Kolyma Highway240
Central Hospital259
Tuberculosis Patients280
Antechamber to the Morgue302
Psychiatric Ward324
Letters347
Free, But Not Home364
Epilogue385
Glossary389

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