The Walls Came Tumbling Down

The Walls Came Tumbling Down : Collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe

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To account for the revolutions across Eastern Europe in 1989, this study looks back to 1968 and provides an accessible analysis of events to the present day. It surveys the nature of communist power and the varying forms of opposition, charts the rise of Solidarity in Poland, and tells of the movements for change among dissident intellectuals across the region. The author demonstrates how Eastern Europe is freer today than at any other time in the 20th century.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 328 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 612.35g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195066448
  • 9780195066449

Table of contents

Introduction. 1: The New Opposition: Antipolitics and Solidarity. 2: The Gang of Four and their Nemesis. 3: The Momentum of Change in Hungary. 4: Solidarity: The Return of the Repressed in Poland. 5: The Glorious Revolutions of 1989. 6: 1990 and 1991: The First Two Years of a Long Time. 7: The Devil's Finger: The Disintegration of Yugoslavia. 8: Epilogue and Prologue: The New Pluralismshow more

About Gale Stokes

About the Author: Gale Stokes is Professor of History at Rice University. His books include From Stalinism to Pluralism and Politics as Development: The Emergence of Political Parties in Nineteenth Century Serbia.show more

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