The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia

November 25, 2008|
The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's Russia by Orlando Figes
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2007

"A tremendous achievement."--The Sunday Times (London)

The Whisperers is a triumphant act of recovery. In this powerful work of history, Orlando Figes chronicles the private history of family life during the violent and repressive reign of Josef Stalin. Drawing on a vast collection of interviews and archives, The Whisperers re-creates the anguish of family members turned against one another--of the paranoia, alienation, and treachery that poisoned private life in Russia for generations. A panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whispers, The Whisperers is "rigorously compassionate. . . . A humbling monument to the evil and endurance of Russia''s Soviet past and, implicitly, a guide to its present" (The Economist).

Orlando Figes is the author of Natasha''s Dance: A Cultural History of Russia and A People''s Tragedy: The Russian Revolution, 1891-1924, which received the Wolfson Prize, the NCR Book Award, the W. H. Smith Literary Award, the Longman/History Today Book Prize, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. He is a professor of history at Birkb...
Title:The Whisperers: Private Life in Stalin's RussiaFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:784 pages, 9.29 X 6.24 X 1.45 inShipping dimensions:784 pages, 9.29 X 6.24 X 1.45 inPublished:25 novembre 2008Publisher:PicadorLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0312428030

ISBN - 13:9780312428037

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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