Iron Curtain : the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Iron Curtain : the Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

Book - 2012
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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.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780385515696
Branch Call Number: 947.0009 APPLE
Characteristics: xxxvi, 566 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm


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Jun 16, 2019

I don't know what the previous reviewers were expecting from this book, but it is in fact an excellent history and framework for analysis of the Soviet presence in Eastern Europe, the nature of the takeover, and of the communist system that Stalin sought to introduce in East Germany, Poland and Hungary. It is a serious book, not a piece of entertainment that can be scanned through over a weekend. Regarding a previous reviewer's comment that the author doesn't use the term 'Iron curtain' in the book, just for the record, millennials, they didn't build an actual curtain made of iron!

Oct 13, 2013

This book was of no use to me. Although titled "Iron Curtain", there is barely any mention of the Iron Curtain in this book.

Jul 15, 2013

Disappointing. Such an important topic deserves more.


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