|By (author):||Applebaum, Anne|
|Subject:||HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union|
|HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century|
|Publisher:||McClelland & Stewart|
|Size:||7.93in x 5.17in x 1.30in|
|From The Publisher*|
In the long-awaited National Book Award--shortlisted follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize--winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Central Europe after WW II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway.
|Review Quote*||"Iron Curtain is a deeply researched and eloquent description of events which took place not long ago and in places not far away - events which contain many lessons for the present." |
-Fareed Zakaria, author of The Post-American World
"An exceptionally important book which effectively challenges many of the myths of the origins of the Cold War. It is wise, perceptive, remarkably objective and brilliantly researched."
-Antony Beevor, author of Stalingrad and The Second World War
"Anne Applebaum conveys the impact of politics and ideology on individual lives with extraordinary immediacy."
-Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire and A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War
|Biographical Note||ANNE APPLEBAUM is a columnist for the Washington Post and Slate. Her previous book, Gulag, won the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction and was a finalist for three other major prizes. Her essays appear in the New York Review of Books. She lives in Washington, D.C. and Poland, with her husband, Radek Sikorski, a Polish politician, and their two children.|