Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The Writer Who Changed History

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Margo Caulfield

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This book was born of an attempt to answer an American third-grader’s question: How could it be that a decorated Soviet officer was removed from the front lines and imprisoned for years simply for making a negative comment about Stalin? To help children understand how one person can “write” a wrong and change the course of history, Caulfield (like Solzhenitsyn himself, a longtime resident of Cavendish, VT) has penned the first children’s biography of Solzhenitsyn, sharing his extraordinary journey . . . from young Russian child to Communist student . . . from heroic soldier to gulag prisoner . . . from unknown provincial schoolteacher to Nobel prize-winning author . . . from a “traitor” expelled by the Soviet government to a living legend finally returned home.

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