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Iron curtain

the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

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This edition was published in by Doubleday in New York.

Written in English

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.

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Iron curtain

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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.

Iron curtain

the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

This edition was published in by Doubleday in New York.


Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
947.0009/045
Library of Congress
DJK45.S65 A67 2012

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25355749M
Internet Archive
ironcurtaincrush00appl_0
ISBN 10
0385515693
ISBN 13
9780385515696
LC Control Number
2012022086

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