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

Editorial reviews

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

This important and beautifully written book deserves to be read well beyond Eastern Europe. Citizens of the post-Arab spring Middle East, for example, would do well to consider their own pasts as they attempt to build a better future.

What she has given us is a concrete and sad record that honors the memory of the millions who were slaughtered, tortured and suppressed in the mad pursuit of totality.

Applebaum’s description of this remarkable time is everything a good history book should be: brilliantly and comprehensively researched, beautifully and shockingly told, encyclopedic in scope, meticulous in detail.

Kirkus Reviews : Iron Curtain (October 01, 2012)

A dark but hopeful chronicle that shows how even humanity’s worst can fracture and fall.