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Iron Curtain

The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Applebaum, Anne (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Iron Curtain


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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.
Authors: Applebaum, Anne, 1964-
Title: Iron curtain
the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Publisher: New York :, Doubleday,, c2012.
Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
Characteristics: xxxvi, 566 p., [24] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,25 cm.
Contents: Zero Hour
Victors
Communists
Policemen
Violence
Ethnic Cleansing
Youth
Radio
Politics
Economics
Enemies: Religion
Enemies: Inside and Outside the Party
Homo Sovieticus
Socialist Realism
Ideal Cities
Collaborators...and Reluctant Sympathizers
Passive Opponents
Revolutions
Epilogue.
Summary: 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.
Local Note: 1 2
ISBN: 0385515693
9780385515696
Branch Call Number: 947.0009 APP
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Report This Feb 09, 2014
  • semmi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Just one of the many human tragedies of mankind's history. Very meaningful for someone who lived through those times, in those places. If you have friends who did, you will probably understand them better if you read this book. If none of the above, it would still be useful to learn something about those times, and this book is VERY READABLE.

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  • deathbird rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Monumental and easily readable.

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  • GummiGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

An enlightening account of how the Soviets transformed Eastern Europe in the decade after World War II. The focus is almost entirely on Poland, East Germany, and Hungary. It made me want to learn more about the region and its history; it also serves as a good case history of communist states.

This is a magnificent narrative history of the founding of the "Eastern Block". I might not agree with all of her analysis, but her facts and most of her insights are right on. I am a specialist in the languages of this area rather than its modern history, but I highly recommend anything Dr. Applebaum has written.

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