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  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979229
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99
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Between East And West

Across The Borderlands Of Europe




A vivid and human glimpse into Europe's borderlands as they emerged from Soviet rule - back in print after nearly 20 years

For a thousand years, the geography of Europe's borderlands had dictated their destiny. East of Poland, west of Russia, the region had always been defined by colliding empires. In 1991, however, when a young Anne Applebaum travelled the region as it emerged from long years of Soviet rule, the identity of individual nations was beginning to take shape.

Travelling through Lithuania, Belarus and Ukraine, from Kalingrad on the Baltic to Odessa on the Black Sea, Applebaum discovered a wide range of competing culture, religions and nationalisms. Rich in surprising encounters and vivid characters, Between East and West illuminates the soul of the borderlands and the shaping power of the past through the experiences of their people.

  • Published: 22 April 2015
  • ISBN: 9780141979229
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the author

Anne Applebaum

Anne Applebaum studied Russian history and literature at Yale and International Relations at the London School of Economics and St Antony's College, Oxford. She has been a writer for the Economist and foreign and deputy editor at the Spectator, and columnist for the Evening Standard and Sunday Telegraph. She is now a columnist and a member of the editorial board of the Washington Post.

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Praise for Between East And West

In this superb book, in which one senses the spirit of Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, the dramatic world of the Eastern borderlands comes to life

Ryszard Kapuscinski

A vivid and penetrating assessment of the lands between the Baltic and the Black Sea in all their drama and desolation . . . A wise and useful book

Robert Conquest

Between East and West combines the excitement of a well-written and adventurous travelogue with sophisticated reportage about one of Europe's least-known regions

Norman Davies

A beautifully written and thought-provoking account of a journey along Europe's forgotten edge

Timothy Garton Ash

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