Iron Curtain

    Iron Curtain

    The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-56

    Anne Applebaum

    Allen Lane 2012

    Paperback 654pp Illustrated

    9781846146626   Product Code: 16851

    The phrase 'Iron Curtain' was coined by Winston Churchill in a speech at Fulton, Missouri in 1946. But was it? This elegant, original and wide-ranging history traces the origins of the metaphor in a device to contain theatre fires, through its use to describe the blockade of the fledgling Soviet Union after the First World War, to its transformation into a brutal reality after the Second, and asks whether the curtain really came down with the Berlin Wall.

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