«Una de las obras sobre la historia de Europa más interesantes pero rigurosas aparecidas en los últimos años»
The Washington Post
«Asombroso. Un libro que resucita un mundo oculto en gran medida para occidente, y que muchas de las personas que lo habitaron y lo padecieron, preferirían olvidar.»
The New Yorker
«Una historia épica pero también humana»
The Wall Street Journal
«La crónica, trágica e íntima de cómo se impuso el comunismo en Europa central.»
David Frum, The Daily Beast, Favorite Books of 2012
«Una historia perturbadora pero fascinante. Gracias a su precisión y a la lucidez de su análisis, Applebaum ha escrito una magistral obra sobre la brutalidad del dominio soviético.»
Publishers Weekly, Best Book of 2012
«Magistral . . . Su extraordinario conocimiento de la región, amplia perspectiva y sensibilidad para los detalles humanos hacen este libro tan atractivo como el anterior sobre el Gulag.»
«Una auténtica obra maestra. Impresionante. El relato que hace Applebaum de esta asombrosa época tiene todo lo que debe tener un buen libro de historia: una investigación tan amplia como brillante, una narración Hermosa y sorprendente, una ambición enciclopédica, atención meticulosa a los detalles.»
The Telegraph (UK)
Publisher: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial España
Publication date: 2/20/2014
Sold by: RANDOM HOUSE MONDADORI
File size: 8 MB
Meet the Author
A columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post, Anne Applebaum is the author of Gulag: A History, an acclaimed historical account of the Soviet concentration camp system that won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
Anne Applebaum is a columnist and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post.
She began working as a journalist in 1988, when she moved to Poland to become the Warsaw correspondent for the Economist. She eventually covered the collapse of communism across Central and Eastern Europe, writing for a wide range of newspapers and magazines.
Returning to London in 1992, she became the Foreign Editor, and later Deputy Editor, of the Spectator magazine. Following that, she wrote a weekly column on British politics and foreign affairs, which appeared at different times in the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and the Evening Standard newspapers. She covered the 1997 British election campaign as the Evening Standard's political editor. For several years, she wrote the "Foreigners" column in Slate magazine.
Her first book, Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe, described a journey through Lithuania, Ukraine and Belarus, then on the verge of independence. Her second book, Gulag: A History, narrates the history of the Soviet concentration camp system and describes daily life in the camps. It makes extensive use of recently-opened Russian archives.
Over the years, her writing has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The International Herald Tribune, Foreign Affairs, The Boston Globe, The Independent, The Guardian, Commentaire, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Newsweek, The New Criterion, The Weekly Standard, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The National Review, The New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement and the Literary Review, among others. She has appeared as a guest and as a presenter on many radio and television programs, among them BBC's Newsnight, The Today Progamme, The Week in Westminster, as well as CNN, MSNBC, CBS and Sky News.
Anne Applebaum was born in Washington, D.C. in 1964. After graduating from Yale University, she was a Marshall Scholar at the London School of Economics and St. Antony's College, Oxford. In 1992 she won the Charles Douglas-Home Memorial Trust award for journalism in the ex-Soviet Union. Between East and West won an Adolph Bentinck prize for European non-fiction in 1996. Her husband, Radek Sikorski, is a Polish politician and writer. They have two children, Alexander and Tadeusz.
Author biography courtesy of Anne Applebaum's official web site.
Good To Know
"I met my husband because he and I decided to drive to the Berlin Wall on the night that it was first opened -- we drove there, together with another friend. Since he's from the East -- he grew up in Poland -- and I'm from the West, we've always liked the symbolism of that encounter."
"It was my foreign husband who finally persuaded me to move back to the United States, in 2002. After 16 years, I'd already reconciled myself to living abroad and had acquired dual citizenship in Britain. I thought of myself as a British journalist -- I'd never worked in the U.S. Now people seem surprised to learn that I was gone for so long." [Note: In 2006, Applebaum moved back to Poland with her husband.]
"If it were practical, I'd probably live in a Polish country house -- it's a 19th-century manor house that my husband and his parents have been restoring for the past decade. It isn't near anything -- it's provincial in the best sense of the word -- so is therefore impractical, but it is enormously satisfying to spend time in an old place that is nevertheless designed the way we wanted it designed. Although it has no architectural or historical significance, it is a house with an unusually calm aura, one that has inspired others -- while researching his own book about the place (The Polish House), my husband discovered that a novel had been written about it in the early 20th century.