Just Send Me Word

Written By Orlando Figes
Just Send Me Word
  • Publsiher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 24 May 2012
  • ISBN : 0141971401
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Just Send Me Word written by Orlando Figes which was release on 24 May 2012, this book published by Penguin UK. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and exchanged thousands of secret letters as Lev battled to survive in Stalin's camps. Using this remarkable cache of smuggled correspondence, Orlando Figes tells the tale of two incredible people who, swept along in the very worst of times, kept their devotion alive. Orlando Figes was granted exclusive access to the thousands of letters between Lev and Sveta that form the foundation of Just Send Me Word, and he was able to interview the couple in person, then in their nineties. These real-time and largely uncensored letters form the largest cache of Gulag letters ever found. Reviews: 'One is overcome with admiration for the kindness, bravery and generosity of people in terrible peril ... It is impossible to read without shedding tears' Simon Sebag Montefiore, Financial Times 'This powerful narrative by a distinguished historian will take its place not just in history but in literature' Robert Massie 'Electrifying, passionate, devoted, despairing, exhilarating ... a tale of hope, resilience, grit and love' The Times 'Moving ... a remarkable discovery' Max Hastings, Sunday Times 'The gulag story lacks individuals for us to sympathise with: a Primo Levi, an Anne Frank or even an Oskar Schindler. Just Send Me Word may well be the book to change that' Oliver Bullough, Independent 'Immensely touching ... [a] heartening gem of a book' Anna Reid, Literary Review 'The remarkable true story of a love affair between two Soviet citizens ... as much a literary challenge as a historical one: the book can be read as a non-fiction novel' Telegraph 'Remarkable ... Figes, selecting and then interpreting this mass of letters, makes them tell two kinds of story. The first is a uniquely detailed narrative of the gulag, of the callous, slatternly universe which consumed millions of lives ... The second is about two people determined not to lose each other' Neal Ascherson, Guardian 'A quiet, moving and memorable account of life in a totalitarian state ... The book often reads like a novel ... captivating' Evening Standard 'Orlando Figes has wrought something beautiful from dark times' Ian Thomson, Observer 'A heart-rending record of extraordinary human endurance' Kirkus Reviews '[A] remarkable tale of love and devotion during the worst years of the USSR ... [Figes's] fine narrative pacing enhances this moving, memorable story' Publishers Weekly About the author: Orlando Figes is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of Peasant Russia, Civil War, A People's Tragedy, Natasha's Dance, The Whisperers and Crimea. He lives in Cambridge and London. His books have been translated into over twenty languages.

Just Send Me Word

Just Send Me Word
  • Author : Orlando Figes
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : From Orlando Figes, international bestselling author of A People's Tragedy, Just Send Me Word is the moving true story of two young Russians whose love survived Stalin's Gulag. Lev and Svetlana, kept apart for fourteen years by the Second World War and the Gulag, stayed true to each other and ...

Send Me No Flowers

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  • Author : Jenny Tomlin
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-02-12
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Send Me No Flowers is the story of a young woman's fight for survival. Donna Stewart's family is poor but respectable and hard working. Donna is beautiful and clever - about to go up to university. Celebrating her exam results with her friends at a club, she meets Danny Lester, ...

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  • Author : Sara Wolf
  • Publisher : Entangled: Teen
  • Release Date : 2020-11-03
  • Total pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Download or read online Send Me Their Souls written by Sara Wolf, published by Entangled: Teen which was released on 2020-11-03. Get Send Me Their Souls Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

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  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Chronicles how the individual lives of twice-divorced Teresa Kerrigan and her four children have been influenced by their complex family history....

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  • Author : Nicola Di Matteo
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2016-05-26
  • Total pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : All over the world, like a train that first comes to a halt, then goes back again, the progress of the civil societies strangely and mysteriously stops and returns to a sort of obscure high middle age. One day, the archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, together with the Seraph Daniel, ...

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  • Author : Tony Rocca
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2022-01-18
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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  • Author : Katherine Karlin
  • Publisher : Northwestern University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Total pages : 159
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Winner of 2011 Balcones Fiction Prize The stories in Katherine Karlin's debut collection encompass an unusually broad range of experience - refinery workers mourn a colleague's death; a struggling young woman in post-Katrina New Orleans persuades a welder to teach her his trade; an idealistic aerobics instructor decamps for Nicaragua to ...

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Mia is the quintessential high school A-lister: popular, non-exclusively dating the captain of the soccer team, extremely high GPA, everything Mia's mother has ever wanted. When you have everything good going your way, you have everything to lose. After Mia finds out she has leukemia, she feels like everything she ...

Here Am I Send Me

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  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • Total pages : 444
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Glaub offers an in depth, verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Isaiah, Chapters 1-23. (Christian)...

Please Don t Send Me to Africa

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  • Author : Anna McGuckin
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-12
  • Total pages : 114
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : God taught me many lessons while I lived in Mozambique. It is not easy to leave our comforts, and take the risky step of faith into something we are not familiar with. But as you will see in this book, God will be with you every step, and will use ...

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Human Rights Watch
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Total pages : 100
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Summary : Methodology -- Recommendations -- To the Governor of California -- To the California State Legislature -- To state and county officials -- To state judges -- To California District Attorneys -- To defense attorneys -- Teenagers sentenced to die in California prisons -- Why youth are serving life without parole ...

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  • Author : Geri Bennett
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2011-04-12
  • Total pages : 284
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Its 1969 and American pilot, Paul Winslow, has been shot down and captured in Vietnam. In a love story that transcends time, Sarah Fremont, a San Francisco hotel executive, comes to believe that she has known and loved him in more than one previous life. Is it possible? Could Sarah have ...

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  • Publisher : Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 320
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Summary : Bob Schwartz reminds us of the necessity, no matter how harried or confusing things are, to appreciate the humor in the day-to-day nature of family life. Bob gives parents a reason to laugh as he navigates the unexpected twists and turns of parenthood every mom and dad has experienced - ...

Here I Am Lord Send Me

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  • Author : Neal D. Presa
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-10-03
  • Total pages : 376
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : Church leadership and authority have been perennial theological issues facing Protestant churches of the Reformed tradition since the sixteenth century. What is ordination and what occurs when the Church ordains women and men to offices are questions that Reformed churches have attempted to answer for over five hundred years. In ...

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  • Author : Jeff Toalson
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-01-15
  • Total pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0141971401
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Summary : “The letters of Richard and Mary Watkins are a treasure. A rare perspective offering tremendous insight into the daily life of both as they struggle with the hardships of war, farm operations and family concerns. A must read.” – Neal Wixson, editor, Echoes from the Boys of Company H -------------------------------- Between 1861 ...