Iron Curtain

Iron Curtain

The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

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At the end of WWII, the Soviet Union, to its surprise and delight, found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Central Europe. It set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system, Communism. Iron Curtain describes how the communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created, and what daily life was like once they were complete. Applebaum draws on newly opened European archives and personal accounts translated for the first time to portray in devestating detail millions of individuals trying to adjust to a way of life that challenged their every belief, rendered worthless their every qualification, and took everything away they had accumulated. Today the Soviet Block is a lost civilization, once whose cruelty, paranoia, bizarre morality and strange aethestics Applebaum captures in the electrifying pages of this book.

Publisher: Toronto : Signal, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780771007637
Branch Call Number: 947.0009045 APP
Characteristics: xxxvi, 566 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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sherryhuang
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.

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ReidCooper
Jul 15, 2013

Disappointing. Such an important topic deserves more.

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