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

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Anne Applebaum
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell
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    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. Stalin and his secret police set out to convert a dozen radically different countries to Communism, a completely new political and moral system. In Iron Curtain, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Anne Applebaum describes how the Communist regimes of Eastern Europe were created and what daily life was like once they were complete.

    jackifus says: "Important story, imperfectly executed"
  • Iron Curtain: History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 mins)
    • By iMinds
    • Narrated By Hamish Hughes
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    Learn about the Iron Curtain with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series. The "iron curtain" is the term used to describe the strict division of Western and Eastern Europe between 1945 and 1991. The conflict was between Western Allies and the Soviet Union. Although they had been allies during World War Two, they soon became bitter rivals after it ended.

  • The Amateur: A Novel of Revenge

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Robert Littell
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
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    Charlie Heller is an ace cryptographer for the Company. He's a quiet man with a quiet job in a back office. But when terrorists shoot his fiancee in cold blood and Heller learns that the Agency has decided not to pursue those responsible, his life takes an abrupt turn. He was not a blackmailer but he will force the CIA's hand. He was not an assassin but he will penetrate the Iron Curtain with the intent to kill. Heller is an amateur with a one-in-a-million chance of success.

    Pamela says: "Robert Littell is no amateur"
  • The Bob Edwards Show, Anne Applebaum and Timothy Egan, September 2, 2013

    • ORIGINAL (57 mins)
    • By Bob Edwards
    • Narrated By Bob Edwards
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    Anne Applebaum won the Pulitzer Prize for her 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 book title, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945 – 1956.

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