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The Haunted Land: Facing Europe's Ghosts After Communism

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Publisher Comments:

In four newly democratic countries in Eastern Europe, communism's former victims and jailers are struggling to make sense of their history - and sometimes rewrite it. In this groundbreaking, stylishly reported book, a journalist travels across the battlefields of memory and asks: Who is guilty? How should they be punished? And who is qualified to judge them in states where almost every citizen was an accomplice? In East Germany, Tina Rosenberg follows the trial of the border guards charged with the last shooting at the Berlin Wall. In the Czech Republic, she meets a heroic dissident who has now been ostracized for having once cooperated with the old regime. In Poland, she speaks with General Wojciech Jaruzelski, the one-time architect of martial law who now presents himself as his country's savior. Out of these stories of conscience and complicity, courage and optimism, The Haunted Land delivers the final chapter of the greatest moral drama of our time.

Review:

"Tina Rosenberg has traveled around the ruins of a fallen empire and she has returned with astonishing tales of human memory and struggle. The Haunted Land is the best portrait of post-imperial Eastern Europe around." David Remnick, author of Lenin's Tomb

Review:

"Provocative and serious...original and useful...Ms. Rosenberg has talked boldly to everyone, listened well, and written a sad and important story." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

Product Details

ISBN:
9780679744993
Author:
Rosenberg, Tina
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Europe - Eastern
Subject:
Eastern Europe
Subject:
Post-communism
Subject:
Political persecution -- Europe, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Eastern Europe - General
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Post-communism -- Europe, Eastern.
Subject:
Europe, Eastern History 1989-
Subject:
World History-Eastern Europe
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
19960331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8.14x5.14x1.03 in. .75 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Eastern Europe » General
History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
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Product details 464 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780679744993 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Tina Rosenberg has traveled around the ruins of a fallen empire and she has returned with astonishing tales of human memory and struggle. The Haunted Land is the best portrait of post-imperial Eastern Europe around."
"Review" by , "Provocative and serious...original and useful...Ms. Rosenberg has talked boldly to everyone, listened well, and written a sad and important story."
"Synopsis" by , The Pulitzer Prize-winning look at the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe
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