Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 November 2009

448 Pages | 48 b/w plates

ISBN: 9780199239689

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Iron Curtain

From Stage to Cold War

Patrick Wright

  • The long history of the Cold War's most evocative metaphor
  • Traces the history of the term long before Churchill's famous Fulton speech of 1946 - to the theatreland of eighteenth century London
  • Shows how the idea of an 'iron curtain' developed during the First World War and in the wake of the Russian Revolution

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