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Worlds Of Dissent

Author : Jonathan Bolton
ISBN : 9780674064836
Genre : History
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Worlds of Dissent analyzes the myths of Czech resistance popularized by Western journalists and historians, and replaces these heroic victory narratives with a picture of the struggle against state repression as dissidents themselves understood and lived it. Their diaries, letters, and essays convey the texture of dissent in a closed society.

Worlds Of Dissent

Author : Jonathan Bolton
ISBN : OCLC:961900942
Genre : Civil rights movements
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Communist Czechoslovakia 1945 89

Author : Kevin McDermott
ISBN : 9781137547446
Genre : History
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This concise history gives an account of the political, cultural and social trends in Czechoslovakia from 1945 to 1989. With a focus on ordinary citizens, it is an essential contribution to the modern history of a country that is sure to play a key role in the 'new Europe'.

The Power Of The Powerless Citizens Against The State In Central Eastern Europe

Author : Vaclav Havel
ISBN : 9781315487359
Genre : Political Science
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Designed as an introduction to emergency management, this book includes pieces on: social, political, and fiscal aspects of risk management; land-use planning and building code enforcement regulations; insurance issues; emergency management systems; and managing natural and manmade disasters.

Rock N Roll

Author : Tom Stoppard
ISBN : 9780802195364
Genre : Drama
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Rock ’n’ Roll is an electrifying collision of the romantic and the revolutionary. It is 1968 and the world is ablaze with rebellion, accompanied by a sound track of the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan. Clutching his prized collection of rock albums, Jan, a Cambridge graduate student, returns to his homeland of Czechoslovakia just as Soviet tanks roll into Prague. When security forces tighten their grip on artistic expression, Jan is inexorably drawn toward a dangerous act of dissent. Back in England, Jan’s volcanic mentor, Max, faces a war of his own as his free-spirited daughter and his cancer-stricken wife attempt to break through his walls of academic and emotional obstinacy. Over the next twenty years of love, espionage, chance, and loss, the extraordinary lives of Jan and Max spin and intersect until an unexpected reunion forces them to see what is truly worth the fight.

Beyond Our Means

Author : Sheldon Garon
ISBN : 9780691135991
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Garon's insightful and provocative new book couldn't be more important, and couldn't be more timely. The prosperity of Americans, and America, now depends on creating a nation of savers and investors, and Garon shows us the way by bringing the experience and lessons of nations worldwide right into our hands."--Ray Boshara, senior fellow, "New America Foundation."

The Impossible Will Take A Little While

Author : Paul Loeb
ISBN : 9780465031733
Genre : Literary Collections
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