Franklin

Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 / Anne Applebaum.

Author/Creator:
Applebaum, Anne, 1964-
Edition:
1st United States ed.
Publication:
New York : Doubleday, c2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xxxvi, 566 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Europe, Eastern -- Relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Relations -- Europe, Eastern.
Europe, Eastern -- Politics and government -- 1945-1989.
Europe, Eastern -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Communist countries -- Politics and government.
Communist countries -- Social conditions.
Communism -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Communism -- Social aspects -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Political culture -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Political persecution -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [475]-541) and index.
ISBN:
9780385515696 (hardcover)
0385515693 (hardcover)
OCLC:
776519682
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