The magic lantern : the revolution of ’89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague


Format:
Book


Author(s):
Garton Ash, Timothy


Keyword(s):
Europe, Eastern -- History -- 1945-1989.


Year:
1993


Pages:
167 p.


Publisher:
Vintage Books


Publisher location:
New York


Accession number:
27897155


Label:
Box 128


Notes:
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


Language:
English


Call number:
LC: DJK50; Dewey: 943; 947.085


ISBN:
ISBN: 0679740481 (pbk.); 9780679740483 (pbk.) LCCN: 92-50611


Edition:
1st Vintage books


Research notes:
Review Copy Insert - publisher's note between cover and front leaf


Abstract:
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.


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