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The Walls Came Tumbling Down : Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe - Professor of History Gale Stokes

The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Collapse and Rebirth in Eastern Europe

Paperback Published: 14th September 2011
ISBN: 9780199732630
Number Of Pages: 366

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Beginning with the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and culminating in the 1989-1991 revolutions, The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a sweeping, vivid narrative of the gradual collapse of Eastern European communism. Focusing on the decades of unrest that precipitated 1989's tumultuous events, and including information obtained firsthand from personal interviews, Gale Stokes provides a comprehensive history of the various communist regimes and the opposition movements that brought them down, including the "March Days" and Solidarity Movement of Poland, the 1975 Helsinki accords, Czechoslovakia's Charter 77 opposition movement, the autocratic policies of Romania's Nicolae Ceaucescu that brought his people to the point of violent outrage, and every other major event that marked the crumbling of communism. Stokes also examines the first tottering steps in 1990-1991 toward pluralist government, from the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev to the bloody partitioning of war-torn Yugoslavia. For courses in communist studies or recent history, The Walls Came Tumbling Down is ideal for making clear the most widespread and significant upheaval of the latter twentieth century.

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"The book strikes a very nice balance between interpretation and narration, never getting too bogged down in a detailed explanation of political developments nor getting lost in overly nuanced analysis."--Brian Porter-Szucs, The University of Michigan "Engaging and insightful both in its review of the past and its predictions for the future of post-communist Eastern Europe. I was impressed by the creative organization of the book. Stokes is magnificent in presenting the complexity of regional developments and is careful to avoid generalizations across borders and parties."--Irina Gigova, College of Charleston "This is an excellent book and I have been assigning it for more than a decade. The writing is very good. It is clear, engaging, and at a level that my students can follow without difficulty."--T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University "The book strikes a very nice balance between interpretation and narration, never getting too bogged down in a detailed explanation of political developments nor getting lost in overly nuanced analysis."--Brian Porter-Szucs, The University of Michigan "Engaging and insightful both in its review of the past and its predictions for the future of post-communist Eastern Europe. I was impressed by the creative organization of the book. Stokes is magnificent in presenting the complexity of regional developments and is careful to avoid generalizations across borders and parties."--Irina Gigova, College of Charleston "This is an excellent book and I have been assigning it for more than a decade. The writing is very good. It is clear, engaging, and at a level that my students can follow without difficulty."--T. Mills Kelly, George Mason University

ISBN: 9780199732630
ISBN-10: 0199732639
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 14th September 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2

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