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    DescriptionThis is chosen 16 times as a 'Book of the Year' - the top non-fiction pick of 2012. "The best work of modern history I have ever read". (A. N. Wilson, Financial Times). At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system: Communism. Anne Applebaum's landmark history of this brutal time shows how societies were ruthlessly eviscerated by Communist regimes, how opposition was destroyed and what life was like for ordinary people who had to choose whether to fight, to flee or to collaborate. A haunting reminder of how fragile freedom can be, Iron Curtain is an exceptional work of historical and moral reckoning. Anne Applebaum is a historian and journalist, a regular columnist for the Washington Post and Slate, and the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction. She is the Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute in London, and she divides her time between Britain and Poland, where her husband, Radek Sikorski, serves as Foreign Minister. "The outstanding book of the year ...a masterpiece". (Oliver Kamm, The Times, Books of the Year). "Exceptionally important, wise, perceptive, remarkably objective." (Antony Beevor). "Explains in a manner worthy of Arthur Koestler what totalitarianism really means ...it is a window into a world of lies and evil that we can hardly imagine". (Edward Lucas, Standpoint). "At last the story can be told ...a magisterial history". (Orlando Figes, Mail on Sunday).


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    Title
    Iron Curtain
    Subtitle
    The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Anne Applebaum
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 29 mm
    Weight: 482 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780141021874
    ISBN 10: 014102187X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25580
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DV
    BIC subject category V2: JPS
    Libri: ENGM2000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010010, HIS037070, POL011000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DV
    Libri: OSTE9013
    DC23: 947.0009044
    Thema V1.0: JPS, NHD
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    06 June 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London