Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War


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Starting with the original use of "iron curtain" to describe an anti-fire device fitted into theatres, this engaging volume tells the story of how the term evolved into a powerful metaphor that shaped the world for decades before the onset of the Cold War. Along the way, Wright offers fascinating perspectives on a rich array of historical characters and developments, from the lofty aspirations and disappointed fate of early twentieth century internationalists, through the topsy-turvy experiences of the first travelers to ...

Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War 2009, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780199239689

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Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War 2007, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199231508