All Books by Anne Applebaum

Books by Anne Applebaum

Red Famine

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine

Buy Book In 1929 Stalin launched his policy of agricultural collectivization—in effect a second Russian revolution—which forced millions of peasants off their land and onto collective farms. The result was a catastrophic famine, the most lethal in European history. At least five million people died between 1931 and 1933 in the USSR. But instead of …

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Gulag: A History

GULAG: A History

Buy Book GULAG: A History is a narrative account of the origins and development of the Soviet concentration camps, from Lenin to Gorbachev. Based on archives, interviews, new research and recently published memoirs, the book explains the role that the camps played in the Soviet political and economic system. It also describes daily life in …

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956

Buy Book At the end of the Second World War, the Soviet Union unexpectedly found itself in control of a huge swathe of territory in Eastern Europe. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to a completely new political and moral system: communism. Iron Curtain describes how the …

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Gulag Voices

Gulag Voices: An Anthology

Buy Book From Anne Applebaum’s Introduction: “The writers in this volume have one thing in common: All of them were arrested for political crimes in the Soviet Union, and all of them spent years – sometimes many years – in the concentration camp system now known as the Gulag. There, however, their similarities end.” Certainly …

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In a Polish Country House Kitchen

From a Polish Country House Kitchen

Buy Book With more than 150 splendid photographs, and more than 90 recipes for classic and contemporary Polish food, this unique cookbook brings an ignored cuisine to light. Anne Applebaum has lived in Poland since before the fall of communism, and this cookbook—nourished by her engagement with the culture and food of her adopted country—offers …

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Between East and West

Between East and West

Buy Book Published in 1995, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe is an account of a journey from the Baltic to the Black Sea, across Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, made in 1991, just as the Soviet Union was about to break apart. Its main subject is the shifting national identities of the …

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