Into Siberia

Gregory Wallance ’70, St. Martin’s Press, December 2023

Into Siberia recounts American journalist Kennan’s 1885 journey to investigate the brutal Russian exile system. Over 10 months, Kennan traveled 8,000 miles and endured suffocating sandstorms in the summer and blizzards in the winter. His interviews with convicts and political exiles revealed how Russia ran on the fuel of inflicted pain and fear. Critics say Into Siberia is “a thrilling work of history,” “reads like a classic adventure odyssey,” and is “history at its most compelling.” Wallance is a lawyer and writer in New York City.