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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.
A must read for everyone. I learned so much from reading this book. I am ashamed that I knew so little about this part of the world. How were we able to let all of this happen? Read morePublished 15 days ago by Nancy M. Bowles
Great read especially for younger readers not familiar with the cold war era.Published 17 days ago by Peter J. Matulonis
This book is a wonderful and enlightening history of the rise of totalitarianism. While the book details its rise in from the end of WWII by the Soviet Union in occupied Poland,... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Eclectic Reader
Very well written and shows the Russian blueprint they used to subjugate conquered people. The use of "Native fighters" & other tactics used after WWII are still being... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Atlguy
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by David Lindsay
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 2 months ago by Roberto Pena