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Author Bloom, Jack M.

Title Seeing through the eyes of the Polish Revolution : solidarity and the struggle against communism in Poland / by Jack M. Bloom
Published Leiden : Brill, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 428 pages)
Series Historical materialism, 1570-1522 ; volume 50
Historical materialism book series ; v. 50
Contents Patronage and Corruption in Communist Poland -- Part One. The Emergence of Opposition -- The First Systemic Crisis -- "Living Parallel to the System" : The Solidarity Generation -- A Line of Blood -- An Opposition Emerges -- Independent Organisations and Opposition -- Part Two. The Solidarity Revolution -- The Solidarity Explosion -- Social Solidarity and the Victory of Solidarnosc -- The Solidarity Revolution -- The Solidarity Offensive -- Bydgoszcz : the Turning Point -- The Party at War with itself
Summary Jack M. Bloom presents a moving account of how an opposition developed and triumphed in communist Poland, showing the perspectives and experiences of the participants, while often letting them recount their own stories and explain their thinking
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 409-419) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization) -- Biography.
NSZZ "Solidarność" (Labor organization) -- History.
Anti-communist movements -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Interviews -- Poland.
Opposition (Political science) -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Political activists -- Poland -- Interviews.
Revolutions -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Social conflict -- Poland -- History -- 20th century.
Poland -- Politics and government -- 1980-1989.
Poland -- Social conditions -- 1980-1989.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 129987052X (electronic bk.)
9004252762 (electronic bk.)
9781299870529 (electronic bk.)
9789004252769 (electronic bk.)