One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

In 1945, author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was arrested and sentenced to eight years hard labour in a gulag for making anti-Stalin remarks in his private letters. Upon his release, Solzhenitsyn published a semi-autobiographical novel which allows readers to follow a day … Continue reading

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Musui’s Story: Autobiography of a Tokugawa Samurai – Katsu Kokichi

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The samurai were a class of military nobility found in Japan who, for over 700 years, fought and served lords who ruled over the country. Despite making up only 10% of Japan’s population the samurai maintained order and are often … Continue reading

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The World of Ice and Fire – George R.R. Martin, Elio M. Garcia Jr, Linda Antonsson

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, you may have heard of a little fantasy book series by George R.R. Martin, you may also have heard of a pretty popular adoption of the books called … Continue reading

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