Enemies of the People (Paperback)

My Family's Journey to America

By Kati Marton

Simon & Schuster, 9781416586135, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2010

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (11/29/2009)
Compact Disc (11/1/2009)
MP3 CD (11/1/2009)
Hardcover (10/20/2009)
Compact Disc (11/1/2009)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (1/1/2010)

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Description

ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE IS A TOUR DE FORCE, an important work of history as it was lived, a narrative of multiple betrayals on both sides of the Cold War that ends with triumph and a new beginning in America.

In this true-life thriller Kati Marton, an award-winning journalist, exposes the cruel mechanics of the Communist Terror State using the secret police files on her parents, as well as dozens of interviews that reveal how her family was spied on and betrayed by friends, colleagues, and even their children's babysitter. In this moving and brave memoir, Marton searches for and finds her parents and love.


Praise For Enemies of the People: My Family's Journey to America

“Powerful and absolutely absorbing. . . .Enemies of the People has all the magnetism, and, yes, the excitement, of the very best spy fiction. But would that it were fiction. . . . An honestly inspiring story.”

--Alan Furst, The New York Times Book Review



“Marton’s story is one of bravery, suffering, survival and vindication. She tells it in straightforward, lucid prose . . . carefully reported, almost clinical account of what it is like to live in a totalitarian state and how hard it is to escape from it. . . . It’s a terrific story, and Marton tells it very well.”

--Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post





“Wonderful. . . . A family story that reads like a novel. . . . A book that is honest, frank, and true . . . recalls the best works of Koestler and Orwell, but contained within a family story, which remains for all its horrors, touching, life-loving, even, in its own unsentimental way, inspirational.”

--Michael Korda, The Daily Beast