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The book tells the tragic tale of close to 120 soviet Georgian political prisoners, among them numerous writers and poets and of those associated with them. The author obtained invaluable first-hand information of these tragic events when he was granted unrestricted access in 1991 to study over 50 volumes of the "Writers' cases" compiled by the Georgian people's Commissariat for internal Affairs ( the early Soviet Counterpoint of the ministry of Internal Affairs) The author also bases his narrative on the documentary evidence researched in the archives of the Union of Writers of Georgia, Especially its confidential sections, as well as on countless periodical publications and manuscripts and personal recollections of those who suffered Soviet political repressions directly. Revaz Kverenchkhiladze is uniquely qualified to bring these stories to the reading public as he has been studding the matter since graduating from the Tbilisi State University in 1952. During his 40 plus years with the Union of Writers of Georgia, he authored three books on various writers' organizations, published 100 articles, and delivered numerous lectures at the Union of Writes of Georgia. for his dedication to keep the tragic history alive for the posterity Revaz Kverenchkhiladze was awarded the medal of Merit (2003) Title of the Keeper of the Georgian Culture (2010) and NIko NIkoladze Prize (2012).