Garton Ash, Timothy
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1945-1989.
Uniform Title: We the people 21 cm. Witness and history -- Warsaw: The first election -- Budapest: The last funeral -- Berlin: Wall's end -- Prague: Inside the magic lantern -- The year of truth. "Originally published in Great Britain by Granta Books, Cambridge, as 'We the people: The revolution of '89 witness [sic] in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague'"--T.p. verso. Timothy Garton Ash. Book
LC: DJK50; Dewey: 943; 947.085
ISBN: 0679740481 (pbk.); 9780679740483 (pbk.) LCCN: 92-50611
1st Vintage books
Review Copy Insert - publisher's note between cover and front leaf
The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a historic moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections -- in which Solidarity found itself in the position of trying to limit the scope of its victory -- or sitting in at the meetings of an unlikely coalition of bohemian intellectuals and Catholic clerics orchestrating the liberation of Czechoslovakia, Garton Ash writes with enormous sympathy and power.