Journey into the Whirlwind-9780156027519

Journey into the Whirlwind

by Eugenia Ginzburg

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780156027519
  • ISBN-10: 0156027518
  • Pages: 432
  • Publication Date: 11/04/2002
  • Carton Quantity: 32

About the book

Eugenia Ginzburg's critically acclaimed memoir of the harrowing eighteen years she spent in prisons and labor camps under Stalin's rule


By the late 1930s, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg had been a loyal and very active member of the Communist Party for many years. Yet like millions of others who suffered during Stalin's reign of terror, she was arrested—on trumped-up charges of being a Trotskyist terrorist and counter-revolutionary—and sentenced to prison. With an amazing eye for detail, profound strength, and an indefatigable spirit, Ginzburg recounts the years, days, and minutes she endured in prisons and labor camps, including two years of solitary confinement. A classic account of survival, Journey into the Whirlwind is considered one of the most important documents of Stalin's regime.