Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989

Dzięki uprzejmości i życzliwej pamięci wydawnictwa ISP PAN nasz księgozbiór wzbogacił się o kolejną publikację Prof. Andrzeja Paczkowskiego, a mianowicie

Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989 : Solidarity, Martial Law, and the end of communism in Europe / Andrzej Paczkowski ; translated by Christina Manetti. Warsaw : Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN ; Rochester : Rochester Univeristy Press, 2015. Series: Rochester Studies in East and Central Europe. ISBN 9781580465366 [42269]


Książka współwydana przez Boydell & Brewer Ltd (imprint University of Rochester Press)  i Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN jest rozszerzoną wersją książki Wojna polsko-jaruzelska : stan wojenny w Polsce 13 XII 1981 - 22 VII 1983 / Andrzej Paczkowski. Warszawa : Prószyński i S-ka, 2006. ISBN 8374694289, 9788374694285 [21897], również dostępnej w naszych zbiorach. Poniżej spis treści i informacje dodatkowe, więcej na stronie wydawnictwa.

Contents: Poland - "The Weakest Link" -- The Solidarity Revolution : Act One, 1980-81 -- "Defend Socialism as If It Were Poland's Independence" -- The Last Days Before -- "Night of the General" and Day One -- Breakthrough -- Reprisals and the Public Mood -- The World Looks On -- Battle Over -- Operation "Renaissance" and Lech Walesa -- Underground -- Civil Resistance -- "The Anesthetic Has Worn Off" -- The End of the Campaign and Walesa's Release -- The Church between Eternity and Solidarity -- Independent Society -- The Party Returns to the Ring -- The End of Martial Law -- Solidarity's Revolution : The Finale, 1988-89 -- Escape from the Soviet Bloc and the Fall of the Empire -- Conclusion : The Decade of Struggle and Its Legacy.

Book Jacket: "The 1980 general strike in Poland and the establishment of the independent Solidarity movement, which sought to create a state based on civic freedom, were symptoms of a crisis of the communist system. On December 13, 1981, General Wojciech Jaruzelski on behalf of the ruling Communist Party imposed martial law, effectively quashing Solidarity. Jaruzelski won the battle, but Solidarity continued its revolution in secret and Poland remained politically destabilized. Elections held in June 1989 ended with the defeat of the Communists and the establishment in September of a coalition government in which half of the parliamentary seats went to Solidarity, whose representative was also appointed prime minister. The revolution inaugurated in 1980 by the dockworkers of Gdansk had come to fruition. Revolution and Counterrevolution in Poland, 1980-1989: Solidarity, Martial Law, and the End of Communism in Europe recounts and analyzes the events of this formative decade in Polish history, with particular emphasis on the martial law period. Drawing on extensive archival research, Andrzej Paczkowski examines the origin and form of the Solidarity revolution, the course of the Communist counterrevolution, and the final victory won by Solidarity along with its international repercussions."--PUBLISHER'S NOTE.

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