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The Global Commonwealth of Citizens - Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy (Hardcover): Daniele Archibugi The Global Commonwealth of Citizens - Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy (Hardcover)
Daniele Archibugi
R1,178 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R233 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""The Global Commonwealth of Citizens" is not a book of dreams. It is a serious, learned, but nevertheless accessible effort to grapple with some of the most important issues of the twenty-first century. Is it possible to be cosmopolitans--citizens of a world of more than six billion people--and to find ways that allow us all to govern ourselves? The debate that this book engages is "the" debate of our time. Daniele Archibugi has made an important contribution."--Anne-Marie Slaughter, dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University

"Daniele Archibugi provides a bold and innovative approach to thinking about democracy within and beyond the borders. At a stroke, he helps consolidate a new political discourse to meet the challenges of our global age. Modern political theory has thought of the political good as limited within the boundaries of nation-states. Archibugi demonstrates why this no longer works, and shows how to move on."--David Held, London School of Economics and Political Science

"This is the first theoretically sophisticated and conceptually innovative effort to build an overall case for the total democratization of political life at all levels of human interaction. This is a truly groundbreaking book that will arouse widespread interest, commentary, and debate about both the desirable approach to global governance and the proper relationship between domestic and foreign policy in liberal democracies."--Richard A. Falk, author of "The Declining World Order"

"Substantial and important. Archibugi has written a provocative book that imagines an alternative political world to the one we currently inhabit, and he describes anddefends this alternative with tremendous verve and imagination. He forces us to rethink some of our assumptions about the possibilities of democracy in a global society. This is a book from which we can all learn."--Glyn Morgan, author of "The Idea of a European Superstate"

"Daniele Archibugi is one of the world's leading exponents of cosmopolitan democracy, and this book admirably consolidates his own position and provides one of the most systematic and searching statements in the genre. His arguments are thoroughly researched, erudite, engaging, accessible, important, and inspiring."--Jan Aart Scholte, author of "Globalization"

Democracy Incorporated - Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism - New Edition (Paperback, Revised... Democracy Incorporated - Managed Democracy and the Specter of Inverted Totalitarianism - New Edition (Paperback, Revised edition)
Sheldon S. Wolin; Introduction by Chris Hedges
R458 R393 Discovery Miles 3 930 Save R65 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Democracy is struggling in America--by now this statement is almost cliche. But what if the country is no longer a democracy at all? In Democracy Incorporated, Sheldon Wolin considers the unthinkable: has America unwittingly morphed into a new and strange kind of political hybrid, one where economic and state powers are conjoined and virtually unbridled? Can the nation check its descent into what the author terms "inverted totalitarianism"? Wolin portrays a country where citizens are politically uninterested and submissive--and where elites are eager to keep them that way. At best the nation has become a "managed democracy" where the public is shepherded, not sovereign. At worst it is a place where corporate power no longer answers to state controls. Wolin makes clear that today's America is in no way morally or politically comparable to totalitarian states like Nazi Germany, yet he warns that unchecked economic power risks verging on total power and has its own unnerving pathologies. Wolin examines the myths and mythmaking that justify today's politics, the quest for an ever-expanding economy, and the perverse attractions of an endless war on terror. He argues passionately that democracy's best hope lies in citizens themselves learning anew to exercise power at the local level. Democracy Incorporated is one of the most worrying diagnoses of America's political ills to emerge in decades. It is sure to be a lightning rod for political debate for years to come. Now with a new introduction by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, Democracy Incorporated remains an essential work for understanding the state of democracy in America.

Norco '80 - The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History (Hardcover): Peter Houlahan Norco '80 - The True Story of the Most Spectacular Bank Robbery in American History (Hardcover)
Peter Houlahan
R513 R476 Discovery Miles 4 760 Save R37 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback): Enrique Desmond Arias Criminal Enterprises and Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean (Paperback)
Enrique Desmond Arias
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines security in three cities that suffer from chronic violence: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Medellin, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica. In each, democratic states contend with subnational armed groups that dominate territory and play important roles in politics even as they contribute to fear and insecurity. Through a nested three-city, six-neighborhood analysis of the role of criminal groups in governance, this research provides a deep understanding of the impact of crime on political experience. Neighborhoods controlled by different types of armed actors, operating in the same institutional context, build alliances with state officials and participate in political life through the structures created by these armed actors. The data demonstrates the effects criminal dominance can have on security, civil society, elections, and policymaking. Far from reflecting a breakdown of order, varying types of criminal groups generate different local lived political experiences.

Good Morning Afghanistan - The Crusade of Words (Paperback, New edition): Waseem Mahmood Good Morning Afghanistan - The Crusade of Words (Paperback, New edition)
Waseem Mahmood
R264 R222 Discovery Miles 2 220 Save R42 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When Waseem Mahmood's brother broke a confidence and filed a story in the world's highest circulating tabloid, the News of the World, Mahmood feared he'd never work in broadcast media again. History intervened with the events of 9/11, the attack on Afghanistan, and the Taliban's fall. Headed by Mahmood, a group of journalists responded by producing a Kabul-based radio program to disseminate much-needed and, for the first time, uncensored information. What they end up providing is hope for a devastated land and a voice for a people long smothered by oppression. Told with searing honesty, this is a story of struggle, cruelty, and courage populated by ordinary people who risk their lives for freedom.

The Limits to Citizen Power - Participatory Democracy and the Entanglements of the State (Hardcover): Victor Albert The Limits to Citizen Power - Participatory Democracy and the Entanglements of the State (Hardcover)
Victor Albert
R2,075 Discovery Miles 20 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can a political project exist outside of the power relations from which it is trying to emerge? In the twilight of Brazil's twenty-one year military regime, a new union movement emerged in Sao Paulo's industrial region, giving life to a new political party: the Workers' Party. The electoral success enjoyed by the party enabled it to champion a whole raft of democratic reforms and Brazil is now celebrated as a laboratory for popular and participatory forms of government. However, through analysis of the trajectory of the Worker Party's democratic experiment, the true challenge of embedding democracy inside existing state structures emerges. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research, Victor Albert provides a critical analysis of citizen participation in Santo Andre, in the region of Greater Sao Paulo where the Workers' Party was founded, holding a microscope to the power relations between political appointees, public officials and local community activists. Albert also reveals how different social actors think and feel about citizen participation away from formal assemblies, and how some participants engage in what is a tenuous, and at times mutually distrustful, tactical and strategic relationship with political patrons.

Deadly Justice - A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty (Paperback): Frank Baumgartner, Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson,... Deadly Justice - A Statistical Portrait of the Death Penalty (Paperback)
Frank Baumgartner, Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Colin Wilson
R644 Discovery Miles 6 440 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In 1976, the US Supreme Court ruled in Gregg v. Georgia that the death penalty was constitutional if it complied with certain specific provisions designed to ensure that it was reserved for the 'worst of the worst.' The same court had rejected the death penalty just four years before in the Furman decision because it found that the penalty had been applied in a capricious and arbitrary manner. The 1976 decision ushered in the 'modern' period of the US death penalty, setting the country on a course to execute over 1,400 inmates in the ensuing years, with over 8,000 individuals currently sentenced to die. Now, forty years after the decision, the eminent political scientist Frank Baumgartner along with a team of younger scholars (Marty Davidson, Kaneesha Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin Wilson) have collaborated to assess the empirical record and provide a definitive account of how the death penalty has been implemented. Each chapter addresses a precise empirical question and provides evidence, not opinion, about whether how the modern death penalty has functioned. They decided to write the book after Justice Breyer issued a dissent in a 2015 death penalty case in which he asked for a full briefing on the constitutionality of the death penalty. In particular, they assess the extent to which the modern death penalty has met the aspirations of Gregg or continues to suffer from the flaws that caused its rejection in Furman. To answer this question, they provide the most comprehensive statistical account yet of the workings of the capital punishment system. Authoritative and pithy, the book is intended for both students in a wide variety of fields, researchers studying the topic, and-not least-the Supreme Court itself.

Hard Time - A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison (Paperback, 4th Edition): Robert Johnson, Ann Marie... Hard Time - A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison (Paperback, 4th Edition)
Robert Johnson, Ann Marie Rocheleau, Alison B Martin; Foreword by Francis T. Cullen; Alison Liebling
R1,218 Discovery Miles 12 180 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Hard Time: A Fresh Look at Understanding and Reforming the Prison, 4th Edition, is a revised and updated version of the highly successful text addressing the origins, evolution, and promise of America s penal system. * Draws from both ethnographic and professional material, and situates the prison experience within both contemporary and historical contexts * Features first person accounts from male and female inmates and staff, revealing what it s actually like to live and work in prison * Includes all-new chapters on prison reform and on supermax correctional facilities, including the latest research on confinement, long-term segregation, and death row * Explores a wide range of topics, including the nature of prison as punishment; prisoner personality types and coping strategies; gang violence; prison officers custodial duties; and psychological, educational, and work programs * Develops policy recommendations for the future based on qualitative and quantitative research and evidence-based initiatives

The Limits to Citizen Power - Participatory Democracy and the Entanglements of the State (Paperback): Victor Albert The Limits to Citizen Power - Participatory Democracy and the Entanglements of the State (Paperback)
Victor Albert
R588 R315 Discovery Miles 3 150 Save R273 (46%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Can a political project exist outside of the power relations from which it is trying to emerge? In the twilight of Brazil's twenty-one year military regime, a new union movement emerged in Sao Paulo's industrial region, giving life to a new political party: the Workers' Party. The electoral success enjoyed by the party enabled it to champion a whole raft of democratic reforms and Brazil is now celebrated as a laboratory for popular and participatory forms of government. However, through analysis of the trajectory of the Worker Party's democratic experiment, the true challenge of embedding democracy inside existing state structures emerges. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research, Victor Albert provides a critical analysis of citizen participation in Santo Andre, in the region of Greater Sao Paulo where the Workers' Party was founded, holding a microscope to the power relations between political appointees, public officials and local community activists. Albert also reveals how different social actors think and feel about citizen participation away from formal assemblies, and how some participants engage in what is a tenuous, and at times mutually distrustful, tactical and strategic relationship with political patrons.

Law and Social Change (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Sharyn L. Roach Anleu Law and Social Change (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Sharyn L. Roach Anleu
R999 Discovery Miles 9 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is a timely new edition of Sharyn L Roach Anleu's invaluable introduction to the sociology of law and its role as a social institution and social process. Discussing current theory and key empirical research from a diverse range of perspectives Law and Social Change gives relevant examples, from various cultures and societies, to provide a sociological view which goes beyond more jurisprudential approaches to law and society. The book: * provides coverage of major classic and contemporary social theories of law * is informed by empirical research drawn from several countries/societies * includes up to date and relevant examples This thoroughly updated edition engages with modern scholarship, and recent research, on globalization whilst also looking at related issues such as the internationalization of law and human rights. It explores recent reforms at local and national levels, including issues of migration and refugees, the regulation of 'anti-social' behaviour, and specialist or problem solving courts and also provides a clear, accessible introduction to research methods used in the socio-legal field. Direct and wide-ranging this text will be essential reading for students and researchers on social science and law courses and in particular, those taking sociology, legal theory, criminology and criminal justice studies.

Collateral Damage - Changing the Conversation about Firearms and Faith (Paperback): James Atwood Collateral Damage - Changing the Conversation about Firearms and Faith (Paperback)
James Atwood
R365 R345 Discovery Miles 3 450 Save R20 (5%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Egyptian Dream - Egyptian National Identity and Uprisings (Hardcover): Noha Mellor The Egyptian Dream - Egyptian National Identity and Uprisings (Hardcover)
Noha Mellor
R1,762 R1,608 Discovery Miles 16 080 Save R154 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The story of Egyptian identity from the beginning of the 20th century is one constructed by statesmen, intellectuals and Islamic thinkers. This book argues that the current fragmentation of Egypt's political scene reflects the increasing social division in a country where 'the people' are demanding a redefinition of their national identity. Scrutinising the society behind the uprisings that began in 2011 and their diverse economic, ideological and sectorial demands, it also looks at the desperate state's attempt to construct a unified Egyptian identity an attempt which has resulted in further splitting Egyptian society.

False Dawn - Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East (Hardcover): Steven Cook False Dawn - Protest, Democracy, and Violence in the New Middle East (Hardcover)
Steven Cook
R509 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R90 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Half a decade after Arabs across the Middle East poured into the streets to demand change, hopes for democracy have disappeared in a maelstrom of violence and renewed state repression. Egypt remains an authoritarian state, Syria and Yemen are in the midst of devastating civil wars, Libya has descended into anarchy, and the self-declared Islamic State rules a large swath of territory. Even Turkey, which also experienced large-scale protests, has abandoned its earlier shift toward openness and democracy and now more closely resembles an autocracy. How did things go so wrong so quickly across a wide range of regimes? In False Dawn, noted Middle East regional expert Steven A. Cook looks at the trajectory of events across the region from the initial uprising in Tunisia to the failed coup in Turkey to explain why the Arab Spring did not succeed. Despite appearances, there were no true revolutions in the Middle East five years ago: none of the affected societies underwent social revolutions, and the old structures of power were never eliminated. Even supposed successes like Tunisia still face significant barriers to democracy because of the continued strength of old regime players. Libya, the state that came closest to revolution, has fragmented into chaos, and Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has used the recent coup against him as grounds for a widespread crackdown on his opponents, reinforcing the Turkish leader's personal power. After taking stock of how and why the uprisings failed to produce lasting change, Cook considers the role of the United States in the region. What Washington cannot do, Cook argues, is shape the politics of the Middle East going forward. While many in the policymaking community believe that the United States must "get the Middle East right," American influence is actually quite limited; the future of the region lies in the hands of the people who live there. Authoritative and powerfully argued, False Dawn promises to be a major work on one of the most important historical events of the past quarter century.

Governing Taiwan and Tibet - Democratic Approaches (Hardcover): Baogang He Governing Taiwan and Tibet - Democratic Approaches (Hardcover)
Baogang He
R1,891 R1,723 Discovery Miles 17 230 Save R168 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book problematises China's current policies towards Tibet and Taiwan and offers a fresh democratic approach. When it comes to talking about democracy in China, Chinese nationalists argue that it cannot solve China's problems, while Chinese liberals remain unduly silenced. But China is facing a national identity crisis, compounded by Tibet and Taiwan, where significant proportions of both populations do not identify with the Chinese nation state. Could democracy realistically address the problems in China's national identity? Baogang He opens up a dialogue in which Chinese liberals can offer viable alternatives in defence of key democratic principles and governance. He upholds the search for a political space in which democratic governance in China can feasibly be developed. It problematises existing hard liners' realist policies towards Tibet and Taiwan by examining how democracy can or cannot provide an answer. It examines the different meanings, practices, institutions and various impacts of democracy with regards to the problem of China's national identity. It presents the difficulties and obstacles to the democratic approach to the respective Tibet and Taiwan questions.

Censorship Moments - Reading Texts in the History of Censorship and Freedom of Expression (Paperback): Geoff Kemp Censorship Moments - Reading Texts in the History of Censorship and Freedom of Expression (Paperback)
Geoff Kemp
R759 Discovery Miles 7 590 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com. Censorship in varying forms has been part of human experience for 2,500 years and has proved itself to be a recurring presence for political thought, whether as active repression, a shaping context for expression, or as itself a subject for analysis and argument. From the death of Socrates to the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, attempts to silence thinkers and writers have provoked passionate and often penetrating responses that speak of their historical moment. Censorship Moments will provide short, accessible and stimulating access to a variety of these responses. Each chapter will couple a short textual 'moment' of writing on censorship and freedom of expression by a past writer with analysis by an expert current scholar. The book's main focus is the public political dimension of censorship, in its relation to political authority and political thought, while also reflecting on the porous boundary to literature and other areas such as law and the media.

Questions and Answers - A Captain's Guide to Better Police Interviews and Interrogations (Paperback): Eric Schum Questions and Answers - A Captain's Guide to Better Police Interviews and Interrogations (Paperback)
Eric Schum
R254 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R14 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Out of Nowhere - The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War (Hardcover, New): Michael M Gunter Out of Nowhere - The Kurds of Syria in Peace and War (Hardcover, New)
Michael M Gunter
R890 R810 Discovery Miles 8 100 Save R80 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In mid 2012 the previously almost forgotten Syrian Kurds suddenly emerged as a potential game-changer in the country's civil war when, in an attempt to consolidate its increasingly desperate position, the Assad government abruptly withdrew its troops from the major Kurdish areas in Syria. The Kurds in Syria had suddenly won autonomy, a situation that has huge implications for neighboring Turkey and the near-independent Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq. Indeed, their precipitous rise may prove a tipping-point that alters the boundaries imposed on the Middle East by the Sykes-Picot Agreement of 1916. These important events and what they portend for the future are scrutinised by the renowned scholar of the Kurds, Michael Gunter. He also analyses the sudden rise of Salih Muslim and his Democratic Union Party (PYD)-which was created by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) and remains affiliated to it-and the extremely complex and deadly fighting between factions of the Syrian Opposition affiliated with al-Qaeda, such as the Jabhat al-Nusra jihadists and the PYD, among others.

Onondaga County Sheriff's Office (Paperback): Jonathan L Anderson Onondaga County Sheriff's Office (Paperback)
Jonathan L Anderson
R476 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R82 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Rebel of Rangoon - A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma (Hardcover): Delphine Schrank The Rebel of Rangoon - A Tale of Defiance and Deliverance in Burma (Hardcover)
Delphine Schrank
R485 R434 Discovery Miles 4 340 Save R51 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

One of Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 An epic, multigenerational story of courage and sacrifice set in a tropical dictatorship, The Rebel of Rangoon captures a gripping moment of possibility in Burma (Myanmar)Once the shining promise of Southeast Asia, Burma in May 2009 ranks among the world's most repressive and impoverished nations. Its ruling military junta seems to be at the height of its powers. But despite decades of constant brutality,and with their leader, the Nobel Peace Prize-laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, languishing under house arrest,a shadowy fellowship of oddballs and misfits, young dreamers and wizened elders, bonded by the urge to say no to the system, refuses to relent. In the byways of Rangoon and through the pathways of Internet cafes, Nway, a maverick daredevil Nigel, his ally and sometime rival and Grandpa, the movement's senior strategist who has just emerged from nineteen years in prison, prepare to fight a battle fifty years in the making.When Burma was still sealed to foreign journalists, Delphine Schrank spent four years underground reporting among dissidents as they struggled to free their country. From prison cells and safe houses, The Rebel of Rangoon follows the inner life of Nway and his comrades to describe that journey, revealing in the process how a movement of dissidents came into being, how it almost died, and how it pushed its government to crack apart and begin an irreversible process of political reform. The result is a profoundly human exploration of daring and defiance and the power and meaning of freedom.

The Employment of African Americans in Law Enforcement, 1803-1865 - None (Hardcover, None ed.): Lievin Kambamba Mboma The Employment of African Americans in Law Enforcement, 1803-1865 - None (Hardcover, None ed.)
Lievin Kambamba Mboma
R806 R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Save R169 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Killing African Americans - Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism (Paperback): Noel A. Cazenave Killing African Americans - Police and Vigilante Violence as a Racial Control Mechanism (Paperback)
Noel A. Cazenave
R893 Discovery Miles 8 930 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Killing African Americans examines the pervasive, disproportionate, and persistent police and vigilante killings of African Americans in the United States as a racial control mechanism that sustains the racial control system of systemic racism. Noel A. Cazenave's well-researched and conceptualized historical sociological study is one of the first books to focus exclusively on those killings and to treat them as political violence. Few issues have received as much conventional and social media attention in the United States over the past few years or have, for decades now, sparked so many protests and so often strained race relations to a near breaking point. Because of both its timely and its enduring relevance, Killing African Americans can reach a large audience composed not only of students and scholars, but also of Movement for Black Lives activists, politicians, public policy analysts, concerned police officers and other criminal justice professionals, and anyone else eager to better understand this American nightmare and its solutions from a progressive and informed African American perspective.

Stalin - An Unknown Portrait (Hardcover): Miklos Kun Stalin - An Unknown Portrait (Hardcover)
Miklos Kun
R2,030 Discovery Miles 20 300 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume of oral history contains new information about Joseph Stalin's actual and political 'family', the political Mafia and the clans that surrounded him. The author has interviewed key politicians who survived the Stalin era, including officials of the KGB and the Komsomol and people who had personal contact with the dictator as secretaries or interpreters. The author's expertise and his access to archival sources in Russia have resulted in a work revealing jealously guarded secrets. This volume also contains a fascinating selection of photographs from a private collection. This collection includes photographs pf Stalin, his family members, as well as various political actors of the period.

School of Thought - 101 Great Liberal Thinkers (Paperback): Eamonn Butler School of Thought - 101 Great Liberal Thinkers (Paperback)
Eamonn Butler
R381 Discovery Miles 3 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

School of Thought - 101 Great Liberal Thinkers profiles the lives and ideas of some of the leading thinkers on individual liberty - from ancient times to the present day. Award-winning author Eamonn Butler outlines key elements of liberal thought and takes a chronological look at those who shaped it across the centuries. He identifies their common goals - but also highlights their differing views on, for example, the extent of government involvement in our daily lives. For anyone interested in politics, government, social institutions, capitalism, rights, liberty and morality, School of Thought - 101 Great Liberal Thinkers provides a clear and concise introduction to a set of radical ideas - and the thinkers behind them.

Women, Islam, and Resistance in the Arab World (Hardcover): Maria Holt Women, Islam, and Resistance in the Arab World (Hardcover)
Maria Holt
R1,537 R1,073 Discovery Miles 10 730 Save R464 (30%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

How are women in the Arab world negotiating the male-dominated character of Islamist movements? Is their participation in the Islamic political project-including violent resistance against foreign invasion and occupation-the result of coercion, or of choice? Questioning assumptions about female powerlessness in Muslim societies, Maria Holt and Haifaa Jawad explore the resistance struggles taking place in Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, and elsewhere in the Middle East from the perspectives of the women involved. The authors make extensive use of vivid personal testimonies as they examine the influence of such factors as religion, patriarchy, and traditional practices in determining women's modes of participation in conflicts. In the process, they add to our knowledge not only of how women are affected by political violence, but also of how their involvement is beginning to change the rules that govern their societies.

Twenty Years in a Siberian Gulag - Memoir of a Political Prisoner at Kolyma (Paperback): Leonid Petrovich Bolotov Twenty Years in a Siberian Gulag - Memoir of a Political Prisoner at Kolyma (Paperback)
Leonid Petrovich Bolotov
R1,000 Discovery Miles 10 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Caught up in one of the many purges that swept the Soviet Union during the Great Terror, Leonid Petrovich Bolotov (1906-1987) was one of 86 engineers arrested at Leningrad's Red Triangle Rubber Factory and sent to the Gulag as "enemies of the people." He would be the only one to survive and return his family, enduring two decades in the infamous Kolyma labor camps. Translated into English and published here for the first time, Bolotov's memoir narrates with growing intensity his arrest, imprisonment and interrogation, his "confession" and trial, his exile to hard labor in Arctic Siberia, and his rehabilitation in 1956 following the official end of Stalin's personality cult.

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