Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

Author(s): Anne Applebaum


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.

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780141021874
  • : Penguin Books
  • : Penguin Books
  • : 0.482
  • : May 2013
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Anne Applebaum
  • : Paperback
  • : very good
  • : 656
  • : Illustrationsstrations (black and white), maps (black and white)