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Iron Curtain - The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

Anne Applebaum

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.

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.
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History

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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

26h 53m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:51


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:06


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:52


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:08


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:22


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:36


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

07:59


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:24


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:28


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:02


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:54


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:01


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:31


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:24


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:38


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:28


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:17


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:21


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:18


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

06:54


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:00


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:30


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:45


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:49


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:34


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:34


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:18


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

06:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:41


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:14


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

07:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:52


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:07


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

07:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:44


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:20


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:08


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

07:52


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:32


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:37


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:18


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:07


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:21


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:28


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:10


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

07:15


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:00


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:21


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

07:46


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

07:45


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:28


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

05:16


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

08:13


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:19


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:49


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:51


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

08:09


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:42


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:03


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

05:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

06:42


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:57


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:05


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:07


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:02


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:24


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:33


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

07:55


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

07:18


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:22


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

07:12


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:12


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

06:18


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:02


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:45


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:28


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:13


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

04:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

05:33


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:39


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

06:47


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

04:52


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

05:47


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

06:44


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:01


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

05:49


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

08:29


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:47


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

07:45


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

04:23


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

05:36


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

06:21


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:53


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

05:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:09


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

06:11


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

04:10


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:20


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:51


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

04:56


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:15


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

06:33


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

07:03


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

04:49


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

05:12


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

06:37


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

06:01


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

04:24


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

06:56


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

08:26


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:00


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

04:51


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:55


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

07:26


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

06:46


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

06:56


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

07:14


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

07:21


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

06:27


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

08:57


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

07:10


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

06:44


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

06:15


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

06:40


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

04:30


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

07:34


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

05:44


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

07:06


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:21


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

06:35


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

06:58


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

04:17


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

07:41


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

07:26


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:08


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:08


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

06:55


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

05:43


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

07:34


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

08:36


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

06:34


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

08:17


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:24


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

05:18


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

07:31


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:12


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

07:44


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

08:02


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

05:53


Chapter 187
Chapter 187

04:46


Chapter 188
Chapter 188

06:41


Chapter 189
Chapter 189

06:17


Chapter 190
Chapter 190

04:58


Chapter 191
Chapter 191

06:14


Chapter 192
Chapter 192

06:53


Chapter 193
Chapter 193

07:17


Chapter 194
Chapter 194

07:34


Chapter 195
Chapter 195

05:06


Chapter 196
Chapter 196

07:53


Chapter 197
Chapter 197

05:44


Chapter 198
Chapter 198

05:08


Chapter 199
Chapter 199

06:47

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