The author was with the strikers in the Lenin Shipyard in Gdansk. He witnessed the defiance of the workers and the emergence of an improbable leader and hero in Lech Walesa. This book, therefore, acts as an eyewitness account of the occurances cited but also it provides an analysis of the powers ranged against Solidarity and of their pyrrhic victory. The author describes Solidarity's long underground struggle, its triumphant return in 1989 and the ironies of its subsequent disintegration.
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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Some wear, pages may have reader's comments on text. Bookseller Inventory # HBS-00183114-B
Book Description 1991. Edit. Granta Books, London 1991 in-8° broché 422 pages chronology, bibliogr., index, couv. illustrée, très bon état, Bookseller Inventory # 18765
Book Description Granta Books, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Some slight marks and edgewear. Creasing to spine. Pages tanned. Bookseller Inventory # 006550
Book Description Penguin UK, 1991. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-226-97-2932102