Monday, January 26, 2009

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

A few weeks ago, when I went up to Washington with Vivian for our Daddy Date Weekend, started reading One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Alexander Solzhenitsyn (check for link in the margin). It is a fictional, though realistic, account of what a day in a work camp was like during Stalin's reign. In the introductory material, I was surprised to see that Kruschev wanted it published to show Stalin's excesses as a leader. Regardless, it was an interesting read for the most part, but I have previously read a couple of Richard Wurmbrand's books, which spoke of his imprisonment for being a pastor who would not go along with Communist leadership. It has been a few years since I read Wurbrand's books, but there seems to be significant similarity, as one would expect. I don't know how to attach links to words, so here are the links to Wurbrand's books:

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