A highly respected book from Anne Applebaum, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56 shows how societies were ruthlessly eviscerated by Communist regimes in the aftermath of the Second World War.
As 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.
The haunting book shows how the opposition was destroyed and what life was like for ordinary people who had to choose between fighting, fleeing or collaborating. It also shows just how fragile freedom can be...
Product code: AGTPX
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Dimensions: 19.6cm x 13.0cm
Publish date: 06/06/2013
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