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August 05, 2008


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I loved The Cancer Ward and actually have managed to get both The Cancer Ward and the Gulag in first editions.
A huge loss to the literary world.


Reading The Gulag Archipelago in high school was life-changing for me. He changed the way I looked at the world and his death is a great loss, but at least he had a long life full of accomplishments.

Julie E.

Thanks for letting me know about this abridgement. I'll have to pick it up.


I remember The Gulag, very memorable. Since then I have realized that I want my reading to contain historical importance and entertainment at the same time. Only a few have crossed my path that I would recommend, with my top of the list being "Bear Any Burden" by Ellis Goodman. This mystery/book contains considerable historical information based on fact and takes place during the height of the Cold War, when Poland was under Martial Law and ruthlessly clamping down on the burgeoning Solidarity Movement.


"The Gulag" brings back memories.

I read the comment about "Bear Any Burden" by Ellis Goodman. I recently read this novel, by the first time author, and thoroughly enjoyed it. A lot of historial facts and details make this mystery, thriller, espionage a great read.

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