Poland under Communism : A Cold War History Paperback / softback
This book was the first English-language history of Poland from the Second World War until the fall of Communism.
Using a wide range of Polish archives and unpublished sources in Moscow and Washington, Tony Kemp-Welch integrates the Cold War history of diplomacy and inter-state relations with the study of domestic opposition and social movements.
His key themes encompass political, social and economic history; the Communist movement and its relations with the Soviet Union; and the broader East-West context with particular attention to US policies.
The book concludes with a first-hand account of how Solidarity formed the world's first post-Communist government in 1989 as the Polish people demonstrated what can be achieved by civic courage against apparently insuperable geo-strategic obstacles.
This compelling new account will be essential reading for anyone interested in Polish history, the Communist movement and the course of the Cold War.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 458 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 21/02/2008
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780521711173