When you have time (I know, I know), do watch this. Your grade 10 fall trip is going to be an amazing learning opportunity.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn- "A Man With a Mission"- NPR, National Public Radio

"The Nobel Prize-winning author whose books chronicled the horrors of the Soviet gulag system has died of heart failure. Alexander Solzhenitsyn was 89.

NPR's Anne Garrels talks with Steve Inskeep about a rare interview she had with Solzhenitsyn just after he was expelled from the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

Garrels says that when it came to interviews, Solzhenitsyn was a "man with a mission, and it was basically ... everyone's obligation to support him."

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