Poland under Communism : A Cold War History, Paperback / softback Book

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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Using a wide range of Polish archives and unpublished sources in Moscow and Washington, Tony Kemp-Welch integrates the Cold War history of diplomacy and inter-state relations with the study of domestic opposition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.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 458 pages, Worked examples or Exercises
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780521711173

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