Anne Applebaum won the Pulitzer Prize for her last book, Gulag, about the history of the Soviet Union labor camp. Now the columnist for The Washington Post and Slate takes a wider look at the brutality of Communist rule with her new book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945 - 1956. Applebaum uses recently released archives to detail the daily lives of people as they succumbed and then adjusted to life under the brutal communist regimes.
Then, In the course of his work, Indian journalist Aman Sethi met Mohammed, an educated and talented man living on the streets. In his debut book, A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi, Sethi tells Mohammed’s story, giving his audience a picture not just of one man but of Indian society. [Broadcast Date: December 10, 2012]
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