Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner

“Brilliant and impassioned… The definitive account of what the transition away from communism in Eastern Europe has meant in moral terms.”  David Rieff, Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Freelance journalist Rosenberg’s frequent trips since 1991 to eastern Europe and the former Soviet empire led to this trenchant report on the moral, political and legal dilemmas confronting Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia as they face their Communist pasts.” Publishers Weekly

“A provocative study of a critical component in building the world’s newest democracies.  Booklist

“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