Stefano Bottoni, University of Florence

“Over almost 20 years, Giusti has explored an amazing number of Russian and Italian archives, and the result of her effort is a monumental scholarly work. Giusti masterfully deals with a wide range of very different sources (party documents, secret police reports, diplomatic cables, private diaries) and builds up a genuine research book, which is deeply empathic. This book is a milestone for the international scholarship not only on the Soviet Gulag, but also on the social history of the Soviet violence and the history of memory of war and war crimes.”
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Giusti book cover
Maria Teresa Giusti
$95.00 / €80.00 / £68.00