The Polish Revolution: Solidarity

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A brilliant eyewitness and analyst, Timothy Garton Ash in this book offers a gripping account of the Polish shipyard workers who defied their communist rulers in 1980. He describes the emergence of the improbable leader Lech Walesa, the ensuing tumult that culminated in martial law, and -- for this updated edition -- the fate of the Solidarity movement in subsequent years.
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Overview

A brilliant eyewitness and analyst, Timothy Garton Ash in this book offers a gripping account of the Polish shipyard workers who defied their communist rulers in 1980. He describes the emergence of the improbable leader Lech Walesa, the ensuing tumult that culminated in martial law, and -- for this updated edition -- the fate of the Solidarity movement in subsequent years.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780684181141
  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication date: 2/1/1984
  • Pages: 384

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Preface to the Third Edition
Introduction: What Poland? Why Workers? Why 1980? 3
Pt. I Revolution
1 Inside the Lenin Shipyard: Workers, August 1980 41
2 A New Social Contract? 73
3 Inside the Rzeszow Commune: The Peasants Revolt 117
4 The Ides of March 142
5 Democratic Communism? 175
6 What Partnership? 191
7 Noble Democracy 216
8 Confrontation 244
9 'War' 273
Pt. II Reflections
10 What Revolution? 287
11 Under Western Eyes 318
Postscript to the Third Edition 356
Chronology 382
Abbreviations 391
Notes 395
Bibliography 413
Supplementary Bibliography 417
Index 423
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