Alexander Dolgun’s Story has ratings and 35 reviews. Matt said: I read this book long ago yet just ran into it again and thought to list it here. The. Alexander Dolgun was a U.S. citizen working as a junior employee of the American Embassy in Moscow when he was arrested in and charged with being. In he wrote a book, ”Alexander Dolgun’s Story: An American in the Gulag,” detailing his arrest by Stalin’s security police in and.
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Retrieved from ” https: Want to Read saving…. In the glare from the window it was hard to see the far end of the cell clearly, but I know that it was already packed with alfxander standing on the floor and sitting or lying on or under the sleeping platforms. While Dolgun’s story is rife with horrible injustices perpetrated against an innocent man, he always seems more of a hardened survivor than a victim. Alexanfer a fantastic read.
It makes you very grateful to live in this wonderful country. Dolgun did not serve at Kengirbut dolbun a camp nearby. Since reading it I have given a lot more attention to documentaries on tv that I might have previously passed by.
Such a g I absolutely loved this book. However, when Michael’s second tour of duty was up, he was prevented from leaving by bureaucratic barriers erected by the Soviet authorities and his family was trapped. The author’s attitude that helped him to survive is amazing and that is what my thoughts have gone to these many years. If you’re American and if you ever wanted to know or truly understand just what it’s like to be tossed into the Soviet gulag, this is it.
I had to read it from start to end; spent a full Sunday just reading it. A day in the life of Ivan Denisovich, but in real life.
A kind of Morse code had been developed of the letters of the Russian alphabet. For now, it still rates a 5 dolgjn me. The only thing that makes Mr. He was alexamder to Eolgun prison where a guard told him to take off his clothes. It’s qlexander a depressing book and some might hesitate to read it thinking it will be too dark or maybe a “dry” historical read.
Aug 03, Angela rated it it was amazing. I held my own private screening several times. Once she became aware that he had been arrested, she tried to get him released from prison but was told by U. Vitamin-deficiency diseases like scurvy and pellagra were common and sometimes fatal.
Dolgun married Irene in and they had a son, Andrew, in Dolgun lots of courage to write down what happened to him. We were issued gloves and padded jackets and trousers, but they were badly worn and not much protection as the temperature began to drop.
And Alexandr should be admired for surviving the http: Despite some tiresome stretches, it’s a pretty fascinating description of survival in a harsh environment.
Jan 15, Michael Brown volgun it it was amazing. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Jan 22, Gwynneth rated it it was amazing. It was amazing how this American stayed alive with all he was given.
Dolgun died dolguun 28 Augustat the age of 59 in Potomac, Maryland of kidney failure. I suspect others who started out with similar grit and determination eventually flagged, however, and he held up with no loss of his personal sense of self and integrity.
He and a couple of Baltic prisoners scavenged the beans and gleefully enjoyed that taste of heaven called fresh coffee. Dolgun, an American citizen, was arrested as a spy and sent to the Lubayanka and from there to the gulags.
Alexander Dolgun Archives * Mikael Strandberg
Inhe published the bestseller Alexander Dolgun’s Story: Under his release conditions he was not allowed to contact American authorities.
As the weather got colder the rate of deaths increased. His mother died inand his father in Aleaxnder 21, Tom rated it really liked it.