Alexander Dolgun's story: An American in the Gulag. NY: Knopf, 1975. Stated 1st edition. 370 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket (not price-clipped) in a protective Mylar jacket cover. About fine condition. 1 copy only.
In 1948, Alexander Dolgun (1926–1986), a US citizen, was working as a file clerk at the United States Embassy in Moscow. During his lunch break, he was suddenly taken into custody by the Soviet State Security, the MGB. He was interned in the infamous Lubyanka and Lefortovo prisons in Moscow. He was falsely accused of espionage against the Soviet Union and endured a year of sleep and food deprivation, as well as brutal psychological and physical torture designed to prod him into "confessing" to his interrogator, Colonel Sidorov. After successfully enduring this trial, Dolgun was transferred to Sukhanovka, a former monastery converted into a prison. Dolgun lived to write about his experience in the Soviet Gulag. A. Solzhenitsyn included some of Dolgun's experiences in his major work The Gulag Archipelago. A riveting read.