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The Resource Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, Anne Applebaum

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

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Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Title
Iron curtain
Title remainder
the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Statement of responsibility
Anne Applebaum
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the follow-up to her previous book "Gulag," the author, a journalist, delivers a history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals who came under its sway. At the end of World War II, the Soviet Union, to its surprise and delight, found itself in control of a huge swath of territory in Eastern Europe. Josef Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In this book, the author describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete. She draws on newly opened East European archives, interviews, and personal accounts translated for the first time to portray in detail the dilemmas faced by millions of individuals trying to adjust to a way of life that challenged their every belief and took away everything they had accumulated. Today the Soviet Bloc is a lost civilization, one whose cruelty, paranoia, bizarre morality, and strange aesthetics is captured in the pages of this book
Summary
Discusses the creation of the Communist regimes that took hold in Eastern Europe at the end of World War II and describes what daily life was like in these countries
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Cundill Prize in History, 2013.
  • New York Times Notable Book 2012
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10153835
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
947.0009/045
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DJK45.S65
  • DJK45.S65
LC item number
  • A67 2012
  • A67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
Label
Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, Anne Applebaum
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. False dawn : Zero hour ; Victors ; Communists ; Policemen ; Violence ; Ethnic cleansing ; Youth ; Radio ; Politics ; Economics -- pt. 2. High Stalinism : Reactionary enemies ; Internal enemies ; Homo Sovieticus ; Socialist realism ; Ideal cities ; Reluctant collaborators ; Passive opponents ; Revolutions -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn776519682
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 566 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385515696
Lccn
2012022086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)776519682
Label
Iron curtain : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, Anne Applebaum
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. False dawn : Zero hour ; Victors ; Communists ; Policemen ; Violence ; Ethnic cleansing ; Youth ; Radio ; Politics ; Economics -- pt. 2. High Stalinism : Reactionary enemies ; Internal enemies ; Homo Sovieticus ; Socialist realism ; Ideal cities ; Reluctant collaborators ; Passive opponents ; Revolutions -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn776519682
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First United States edition.
Extent
xxxvi, 566 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385515696
Lccn
2012022086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)776519682

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