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  • Havelby Michael Zantovsky

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vaclav Havel: iconoclast and philosopher king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. His pivotal role in the Velvet Revolution and the modern Czech Republic makes him a key figure of the twentieth century. Michael Zantovsky was one of Havel's closest confidants. They lived through... more...

  • Fools and Heroesby Peter Hruby

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Fools and Heroes: The Changing Role of Communist Intellectuals in Czechoslovakia details two crucial years of 1948 and 1968 that marked the climax of contradictory developments, namely, the acceptance and repudiation of Soviet ideology and statecraft. Organized into three parts, this book begins with the class struggle and moral problems in Czechoslovakia.... more...

  • Origins of the Czech National Renascenceby Hugh LeCaine Agnew

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 28.95

    With the fall of socialism in Europe, the former East bloc nations experienced a rebirth of nationalism as they struggled to make the difficult transition to a market-based economy and self-governance.  The dissolution of Czechoslovakia, in particular, underscored the power of ethnic identity and ancestral loyalties. Hugh Agnew develops the... more...

  • The Philosophy and Politics of Czech Dissidence from Patocka to Havelby Aviezer Tucker

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2000; US$ 28.95

    A critical study of the philosophy and political practice of the Czech dissident movement Charter 77. Aviezer Tucker examines how the political philosophy of Jan Patocka (1907?1977), founder of Charter 77, influenced the thinking and political leadership of Vaclav Havel as dissident and president. Presents the first serious treatment... more...

  • Czechoslovakiaby Robin Shepherd

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 53.00

    Czechoslovakia, one of the most rigid and authoritarian of the former Soviet Union's satellite states, started the transition from communism with high hopes. But a decade of change has exposed the full extent of the damage wrought to the country through decades of communist rule. For one thing, the country could not hold together, splitting apart into... more...

  • Talks with T. G. Masarykby Karel Capek; Michael Henry Heim

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 9.99

    Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomá? Garrigue Masaryk (1850–1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890–1938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Capek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's... more...

  • Czechoslovakia between Stalin and Hitlerby Igor Lukes

    Oxford University Press, USA 1996; US$ 82.99

    The Munich crisis of 1938, in which Great Britain and France decided to appease Hitler's demands to annex the Sudentenland, has provoked a vast amount of historical writing. The era has been thoroughly examined from the perspectives of Germans, French, and British political establishments. But historians have had, until now, only a vague understanding... more...

  • Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialismby Jonathan L. Larson

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    Critical Thinking in Slovakia after Socialism interrogates the putative relationship between critical thought and society through an ethnographic study of civic discourse in post-1989 Slovakia. more...

  • The Czech Republicby Rick Fawn

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 180.00

    Czechoslovakia has captured the nation's imagination throughout the twentieth century. The Allied betrayal of the country to Nazi Germany in 1938 was to demonstrate the appalling consequences of naive appeasement of aggression. The wholesale reform of Soviet communism in the Prague Spring of 1968 won western support, and sympathy when it was crushed... more...

  • The Prague Spring and its Aftermathby Kieran Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 36.00

    An analysis of the Prague Spring using sources which have become available since the 1989 revolution. more...