Red Famine, a triumph of scholarship and human sympathy, is a milestone in the recovery of those memories and that history.
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.
Meticulously researched, blisteringly written -- Dominic Sandbrook
* The Sunday Times (Books of the Year) *
Magisterial and heartbreaking -- Simon Sebag Montefiore * Evening Standard *
Compelling in its detail and in its empathy -- Nick Rennison * The Sunday Times *
Her account will surely become the standard treatment of one of history's great political atrocities -- Timothy Snyder * Washington Post *
An exhaustive, authoritative and eloquent book. She deals with questions that have hitherto lacked unequivocal answers -- Donald Rayfield * Literary Review *