Anne Applebaum

Finalist, 2003 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2012 National Book Awards

After graduating from Yale University, Anne Applebaum studied as a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Anthony’s College, Oxford. She began her work as a journalist in 1988 as the Warsaw correspondent for The Economist. Her first book, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, is an account of a journey through Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus as the countries were making their final moves toward independence. After living more than 15 years in Europe, Ms. Applebaum joined the editorial board of the Washington Post in 2002. She now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, a Polish politician and writer, and their two children.
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Gulag: A History

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ISBN 9780767900560 Doubleday / Random House, Inc.

Created in 1918 following the Russian Revolution, the Gulag was the vast and brutal system of Soviet concentration camps through which some 18 million prisoners passed until the camps' ultimate collapse in the glasnost era of the mid-1980s. Drawing from both survivor testimonies and access to long-sealed Soviet archives, Gulag: A History is the first comprehensive scholarly examination of day-to-day life in the labor camps and the Gulag's place in 20th century history. More about this book >

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956

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ISBN 9780385515696 Doubleday /

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. More about this book >

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Anne Applebaum

After graduating from Yale University, Anne Applebaum studied as a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Anthony’s College, Oxford. She began her work as a journalist in 1988 as the Warsaw correspondent for The Economist. Her first book, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, is an account of a journey through Lithuania, Ukraine, and Belarus as the countries were making their final moves toward independence. After living more than 15 years in Europe, Ms. Applebaum joined the editorial board of the Washington Post in 2002. She now lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, a Polish politician and writer, and their two children.

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