Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 (Hardcover)

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ANNE APPLEBAUM is a columnist for The Washington Post and Slate. Her previous book,Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction and was a finalist for three other major prizes. Her essays appear inThe New York Review of Books, Slate, and The London Spectator. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Poland with her husband, Radek Sikorski, a Polish politician, and their two children.
In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway.

At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union to its surprise and delight found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete. She draws on newly opened East European archives, interviews, and personal accounts translated for the first time to portray in devastating detail the dilemmas faced by millions of individuals trying to adjust to a way of life that challenged their every belief and took away everything they had accumulated. Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization, one whose cruelty, paranoia, bizarre morality, and strange aesthetics Applebaum captures in the electrifying pages ofIron Curtain.

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ISBN 9780385515696
Genre HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
Format Hardcover
Pages 566
Publisher Date 2012-10-30 00:00:00.0
Publisher Doubleday
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.5 in
Wdth 6.5 in
Thickness 1.5 in
Unit weight 2.2 lb
Language English
Subtitle The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Audience General/trade
Authors Applebaum, Anne
Country of Origin United States

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