Although some twenty million people died during Stalin"s reign of terror, only with the advent of glasnost did Russians begin to confront their memories of that time. In 1991, Adam Hochschild spent nearly six months in Russia talking to gulag survivors, retired concentration camp guards, and countless others. The result is a riveting evocation of a country still haunted by the ghost of Stalin.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
For September: The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalin
Our September selection will be The Unquiet Ghost: Russians Remember Stalinby Adam Hochschild,