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Auteur(s) : Applebaum, Anne (1964-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Iron curtain [Texte imprimé] : the crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 / Anne Applebaum

Publication : New York : Doubleday, c2012

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (xxxvi, 566 p.) : ill., maps ; 25 cm

Comprend : Pt. 1. False dawn. Zero hour ; Victors ; Communists ; Policemen ; Violence ; Ethnic cleansing ; Youth ; Radio ; Politics ; Economics ; Pt. 2. High Stalinism. Reactionary enemies ; Internal enemies ; Homo Sovieticus ; Socialist realism ; Ideal cities ; Reluctant collaborators ; Passive opponents ; Revolutions ; Epilogue.

Note(s) : Includes bibliographical references (p. [475]-541) and index
In the follow-up to her previous book "Gulag," the author, a journalist delivers a 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. Josef Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In this book, the author 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 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 is captured in the pages of this book

Sujet(s) : Relations extérieures -- Europe de l'Est -- URSS -- 20e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Conditions sociales -- Europe de l'Est -- 20e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Conditions sociales -- Pays socialistes -- 20e siècle  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Politique et gouvernement -- Pays socialistes -- 1945-1990  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet

Numéros : ISBN 9780385515696 (hardcover). - ISBN 0385515693 (hardcover)

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Notice n° :  FRBNF43623413 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)

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