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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95
From the former president of the Czech Republic comes this first-hand account of his years in office and the transition to democracy following the fall of Communism. A renowned playwright, Václav Havel became one of Czechoslovakia's most prominent dissidents under Communist rule ? and the president after the Velvet Revolution, making him a key player... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Books of great political insight and novelty always outlive their time of birth and this reissued work, initially published in 1985, is no exception. Written shortly after the formation of Charter 77, the essays in this collection are among the most original and compelling pieces of political writing to have emerged from central and Eastern Europe... more...
- Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
Chancellor Rieger is leaving office. But does leaving office necessarily mean that he, his mistress and his extended family have to leave the state villa, which has been their home for years? While his former secretary, and the former secretary to his former secretary, grapple with the mechanics of change and his family prepare to vace an uncertain... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
An astonishingly candid memoir from the acclaimed, dissident playwright elected President after the dramatic Czechoslovakian Velvet Revolution ? one of the most respected political figures of our time. As writer and statesman, Václav Havel played an essential part in the profound changes that occurred in Central Europe in the last decades of the twentieth... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 25.00
The subject of the Academy Award?winning documentary The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life, Alice Herz-Sommer was the world?s oldest Holocaust survivor when she died on February 23, 2014. A Century of Wisdom is the true story of her life?an inspiring story of resilience and the power of optimism. Before her death at 110, the pianist... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 21.99
Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 1995; US$ 15.98
Freedom from Fear - collected writings from the Nobel Peace prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi Aung San Suu Kyi's collected writings - edited by her late husband, whom the ruling military junta prevented from visiting Burma as he was dying of cancer - reflects her greatest hopes and fears for her fellow Burmese people, and her concern about the... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00
?Aung San Suu Kyi?s extraordinary achievement has been to confront the regime peacefully, reasonably, and persuasively?[in] one of the most laudable continuing acts of political courage.? ?Such is the depth of passion and learning that she brings to her writings about national identity and its links with culture and language that she has attracted... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 40.99
This unique volume brings together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars as well as Czech and Slovak decisionmakers who were personally involved in the events leading up to the separation of Czechoslovakia. more...