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IRON CURTAIN is a very readable history of how the Soviets came to dominate Eastern Europe in the aftermath of WWII.
The book is meticulously detailed, very well researched and documented with 46 illustrations and maps of Eastern Europe before and after WWll.
Living Poland for many years the book helps me to better understand many of the strange observations I made over time.
Very well documented, written with intelligence and sensitivity to show the common pattern of behavior that continued oppressive governments caught in the orbit of the Soviet... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Ricardo Medina
Very detailed. Excellent research. Living in Eastern Europe I see the after effects of what Anne Applebaum describes. A little too much detail for me, but a scholarly book.Published 11 days ago by Maurice
As a 20th century history enthusiast, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. The criticism of totalitarian systems and ideologies is factually supported by thought-provoking... Read morePublished 17 days ago by David Beauchemin
Iron Curtain is a little disappointing. In my opinion Anne Applebaum's well-written book is too long and too detailed. I would have preferred more analysis and context. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is an excellent book and recommend to anyone interested in history of this era. I read WWII by Antony Beevor before this and it was a great transition.Published 1 month ago by Roberto Pena
Colossal in scale, Anne Applebaum's "Iron Curtain," is a phenomenal historical interpretation of how eastern Europe fell under Soviet hegemony. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rob Fitzgibbon
Probably one of the hardest books to read regarding human suffering .
Still I learned a lot and knowledge is good. Read more