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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956
ANNE APPLEBAUM

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 by Anne Applebaum
28 reviews (2012) (608p)
Amazon Best Books of 2012: Top 100 Editors' Picks #29
Publisher's Weekly Best Books of 2012: Top 10 #10
National Book Award for Nonfiction #1

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Book Description
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.

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. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum 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 devastating 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 Applebaum captures in the electrifying pages of Iron Curtain.


Other Award Winning Books by Anne Applebaum
Gulag: A History by Anne Applebaum
198 reviews (2003) (736p) (PP Non) (NBCCA Non) (NBA Non) (Amazon Dec EHis)
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Anne Applebaum Award Stats
Major Prize* Nominations 4  
Unique Books Nominated for a Major Prize* 2  
Pulitzer Prize Wins 1 Gulag: A History ·  
Pulitzer Prize Nominations 1 Gulag: A History ·  
National Book Critics Circle Award Wins 0  
National Book Critics Circle Award Nominations 1 Gulag: A History ·  
National Book Award Wins 0  
National Book Award Nominations 2 Gulag: A History · Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 ·  
Man Booker Prize Wins 0  
Man Booker Prize Nominations 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Wins 0  
PEN/Faulkner Award Nominations 0  

*Major Prize = Pulitzer Prize, National Book Critics Circle Award, National Book Award, Man Booker Prize, and PEN/Faulkner Award

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