Tuesday, 7 November 2017 at 18:00
The Henry Jackson Society, Millbank Tower (21-24 Millbank, London, SW1P 4QP)
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The Henry Jackson Society is delighted to invite you to an event with journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum for a discussion of her new book Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.
In 1932-33, millions of Ukrainians died of starvation in one of the most devastating episodes in the history of the twentieth century. With unprecedented authority and detail, Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine investigates how this happened, who was responsible, and what the consequences were. The book draws on a mass of archival material and first-hand testimony only available after the break-up of the Soviet Union. It includes accounts of the famine by those who survived it, and shows how the Soviet state ruthlessly used propaganda to turn neighbour against neighbour in order to expunge so-called ‘anti-revolutionary’ elements. It also records the actions of extraordinary individuals who did all they could to counter and relieve the suffering.
N.B. copies of Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine book, will be available to buy on the day. Please note card payments won’t be accepted.
Anne Applebaum – Author of Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine, Professor and Historian
Anne Applebaum is a columnist for the Washington Post and a prize-winning historian with a expertise in the history of communist and post-communist Europe. She is also a Professor of Practice at the LSE, where she runs ARENA, a research project on disinformation and 21st century propaganda. Anne is the author of several books, including Gulag: A History, which won the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and Iron Curtain, which won the 2013 Cundill Prize for Historical Literature. Anne is a former member of the Washington Post editorial board, a former deputy editor of the Spectator magazine, and a former Warsaw correspondent of The Economist. She has lectured at many universities, including Yale, Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, Zurich, Humboldt and Heidelberg.