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Dubcek

William Shawcross

Dubcek

The first full-length biography of the leader who symbolized freedom in Czechoslovakia

by William Shawcross

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Published by Touchstone Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Heads of state,
  • Dubécek, Alexander,,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • General,
  • Dubcek, Alexander,
  • 1921-,
  • 1921-1992,
  • 1968-1989,
  • Biography,
  • Czechoslovakia,
  • Dubcek, Alexander,,
  • Politics and government

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7663400M
    ISBN 100671728709
    ISBN 109780671728700

      Dubcek Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. "A Touchstone book." Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA Camera Canon EOS 5D Mark II City New York DonorPages:   After the invasion, most Prague Spring officials became stokers or night watchmen -- Dubcek wound up as a pipefitter in the forest service -- .

      As the Soviet threat intensifies and Czechoslovak leader Alexander Dubcek's bold promise of "socialism with a human face" fades, the characters' personal lives and the past traumas that inform them are put in a new perspective. An even more improbable entry is the one that pins the tail on the killer. While much of the book is clumsy. The Prague Spring of was among the most important episodes in post-war European politics. In this book Kieran Williams analyses the attempt at reform socialism under Alexander Dubcek using materials and sources which have become available in the wake of the revolution. Drawing on declassified documents from party archives, the author readdresses .

      Dubcek and other government leaders were detained and taken to Moscow. Meanwhile, widespread demonstrations continued on the street, and more than protesters were shot to death by Warsaw Pact. Prague, 22 January (RFE/RL) -- Slovak authorities are considering reopening the case of Alexander Dubcek s fatal car crash in Dubcek was .


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A wonderful account of one of the forgotten visionaries from the Eastern Bloc. Dubcek knew what was needed and did all he could to ensure a better life for his country. The book's main focus is the Prague Spring and crackdown which ensued. This is a Cited by: 8.

Dubcek knew what was needed and did all he could to ensure a better life for his country. The book's main focus is the Prague Spring and crackdown which ensued. This is a candid autobiography by a true visionary.5/5(4).

Get this from a library. Dubcek. [William Shawcross] -- "Alexander Dubček (Slovak pronunciation: [alksandr duptk]; 27 November. 7 November ) was a Slovak politician and, briefly, leader of Czechoslovakia (?), famous for Dubcek book attempt to.

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Subjects: Dubcek, Alexander, -- DUBCEK, ALEXANDER. Statesmen -- Czechoslovakia -- Biography. View all subjects; More like this: Similar Items. Alexander Dubček, first secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia (Jan. 5,to Ap ) whose liberal reforms led to the Soviet invasion and occupation of Czechoslovakia in August Dubček received his early education in Kirgiziya (Kyrgyzstan) in.

Dubcek, known to the world as the conscience of Czechoslovakia and as a catalyst for Eastern European liberation in the early days of perestroika, finished compiling his memoirs only a month before a fatal car crash in November Includes photos.

Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR () BooknewsAuthor: Alexander Dubcek. Dubcek Speaks book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Dubcek Speaks book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

It is a transcript from an interview Alexander Dubcek gave in where he gets to defend himself against the criticism of the Prague Spring.

I don't remember the last time that I /5. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Alexander Dubcek books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. William Shawcross, the author of Dubcek (Simon and Schuster, pages, $ cloth, $ paper), has seen it all in central Europe.

In the summer ofa year-old graduate of Oxford, he traveled with his sister on a student train to Prague.

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B&N Outlet Membership Educators Gift Cards Stores & Events Help Auto Suggestions are available once you type at least 3 letters. Use up arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+up arrow) and down arrow (for mozilla firefox browser alt+down arrow) to Pages: Alexander Dubcek was born on 27 November in Uhrovec, Czechoslovakia.

His father, Stefan Dubček, was a member of the Czechoslovak Communist Party. His family moved to the Soviet Union when he was three and returned to Czechoslovakia after a few years.

Dubcek (, revised ) Shawcross's first published book was a biography of Alexander Dubček, the leader of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring whose "socialism with a human face" briefly brought freedom into the Soviet Bloc. According to the introduction to the edition, the book's genesis was in Shawcross's travels to.

The image of Dubcek as an apostle of freedom, humanism and liberalization is tarnished by this political biography, probably more so than Shawcross, an East European correspondent for the London Sunday Times, intended.

Shawcross maintains that Dubcek rose above the party apparatus to challenge Novotny and precipitate the thaw, but defends Dubcek's silence.

Alexander Dubček is well-known, so one might think; nothing new can be written about him. Is this true. Dubček is the symbol of the Czechoslovak attempt to reform communism that gained worldwide admiration in Dubcek's Blueprint for Freedom: His Original Documents Leading to the Invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Alexander Dubček, Hugh Lunghi. Kimber, - Czechoslovakia - pages. 0 Reviews. From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review.

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places. Contents. Chronology of Events. Alexander Dubček was a Slovak politician.

He was briefly leader of Czechoslovakia (–). Dubček tried to change the communist government during the Prague was made to quit after the Warsaw Pact invasion of became a politician again after the Velvet Revolution.

ReferencesBorn: 27 NovemberUhrovec, Czechoslovakia. Alexander Dubcek, Author, Paul De Angelis, Editor, Jiri Hochman, With Kodansha America $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author. OTHER BOOKS. Dubcek Speaks; Buy this book. Primary Sources Alexander Dubcek.

Alexander Dubcek was born in Slovakia in When he was a child his family moved to the Soviet Union. He returned to Czechoslovakia on the outbreak of the Second World War and as a member of the Communist Party fought in the resistance movement against the German Army. After the war Dubcek gradually rose in the party.

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Internet Archive Books. American Libraries. Uploaded by Emilee Smits on J SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata)Pages: Dubcek's story leads readers through the guerrilla battles of World War II and the tangled modern history of the Slovak people.

The climactic chapters of the book unroll in a tension-filled point counterpoint of negotiations, threats, and maneuvers, as Dubcek and his reformers scramble to secure their changes before the Soviets and their allies 5/5(4).