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Author Doucette, Siobhan, author

Title Books are weapons : the Polish opposition press and the overthrow of communism / Siobhan Doucette
Published [Pittsburgh, Pa.] : University of Pittsburgh Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 331 pages) : illustrations
Series Pitt Series in Russian and East European Studies
Series in Russian and East European studies.
Summary Books Are Weapons shows how the independent press, rooted in the long Polish tradition of well-organized resistance to foreign occupation, reshaped this tradition to embrace non-violent civil resistance while creating a network which evolved from a small group of dissidents into a broad opposition movement with cross-national ties and millions of sympathizers. It was the galvanizing force in the resistance to communism and the rebuilding of Poland's democratic society in the 1980s.-- Provided by Publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-318) and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed March 9, 2018)
Subject Communism -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Printing industry -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Protest movements -- Poland.
Publishers and publishing -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Underground press publications -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1945-1980.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822983192 (electronic bk.)
9780822983194 (electronic bk.)