The Iron Curtain and Beyond: Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Today

The Iron Curtain and Beyond: Eastern Europe in the Cold War and Today

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Europe and Eurasia

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum discusses her highly acclaimed book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956, and the contemporary implications of Soviet policy in Eastern Europe.

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