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The Resource There is no freedom without bread! : 1989 and the civil war that brought down communism, Constantine Pleshakov

There is no freedom without bread! : 1989 and the civil war that brought down communism, Constantine Pleshakov

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There is no freedom without bread! : 1989 and the civil war that brought down communism
Title
There is no freedom without bread!
Title remainder
1989 and the civil war that brought down communism
Statement of responsibility
Constantine Pleshakov
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In There Is No Freedom Without Bread!, the Russian-born historian Constantine Pleshakov proposes a daring revisionist account of 1989 and the revolutions that took place during that momentous year." "The conventional story of the end of the cold war focuses on the geopolitical power struggle between the United States and the USSR: Ronald Reagan waged an aggressive campaign against communism, outspent the USSR, and forced Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Wall. But in fact, Pleshakov reveals, the uprising was more complex than the archetypal image of the "good" masses overthrowing the "bad" puppet regimes of the Soviet empire. Politicking, severe tensions between Moscow and local Communist governments, compromise between the revolutionary leaders and the Communist old-timers, the quagmire of the Soviet Union's war in Afghanistan, and the will and anger of the people - all had a profound influence in shaping the revolutions as multifaceted movements that brought about one of the greatest transformations in history." "In a dramatic narrative culminating in a close examination of the whirlwind year, Pleshakov challenges the received wisdom and argues that 1989 was as much about national civil wars and internal struggles for power as it was about Eastern Europeans throwing off the yoke of Moscow."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pleshakov, Konstantin
Dewey number
947.0009/048
Index
index present
LC call number
DJK50
LC item number
.P59 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989
  • Communism
  • Communism
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Soviet Union
  • Poland
  • Poland
  • Sozialismus
  • Antikommunismus
  • Revolution
Label
There is no freedom without bread! : 1989 and the civil war that brought down communism, Constantine Pleshakov
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 1942-1979 -- War brings license : 1942-48 -- Communism rises : 1949-77 -- The pope arms 150 divisions : 1978-79 -- pt. 2. 1980-1988 -- The working class strikes : 1980-81 -- The revolution winters : 1982-88 -- pt. 3. 1989 -- The "Polish disease" spreads : June-September -- The wall opens up, the magic theater raises curtain : October-November -- Gorbachev stumbles, Ceauşescu falls : December -- Epilogue
Control code
316736567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780374289027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)316736567
Label
There is no freedom without bread! : 1989 and the civil war that brought down communism, Constantine Pleshakov
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 1942-1979 -- War brings license : 1942-48 -- Communism rises : 1949-77 -- The pope arms 150 divisions : 1978-79 -- pt. 2. 1980-1988 -- The working class strikes : 1980-81 -- The revolution winters : 1982-88 -- pt. 3. 1989 -- The "Polish disease" spreads : June-September -- The wall opens up, the magic theater raises curtain : October-November -- Gorbachev stumbles, Ceauşescu falls : December -- Epilogue
Control code
316736567
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
289 pages
Isbn
9780374289027
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009010185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)316736567

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