In this powerful work of history, Orlando Figes chronicles the private history of family life during the violent and repressive reign of Josef Stalin. A panoramic portrait of a society in which everyone spoke in whispers, The Whisperers is "rigorously compassionate. A humbling monument to the evil and endurance of Russia's Soviet past and, implicitly, a guide to its present" The Economist.
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