Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978-1994

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Between Two Millstones, Book 2: Exile in America, 1978-1994

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“Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn delineates his idyllic time in rural Vermont, where he had the freedom to work, spend time with his family, and wage a war of ideas against the Soviet Union and other detractors from afar. At his quiet retreat . . . the Nobel laureate found . . . a happiness in free and uninterrupted work. ” —Kirkus Reviews

This compelling account concludes Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s literary memoirs of his years in the West after his forced exile from the USSR following the publication of The Gulag Archipelago. The book reflects both the pain of separation from his Russian homeland and the chasm of miscomprehension between him and Western opinion makers. In Between Two Millstones, Solzhenitsyn likens his position to that of a grain that becomes lodged between two massive stones, each grinding away–the Soviet Communist power with its propaganda machine on the one hand and the Western establishment with its mainstream media on t