The Prague Spring 1968: A National Security Archive Documents Reader

Vondorova, Jitka

Verlag: Central European University Press, 1998
ISBN 10: 9639116157 / ISBN 13: 9789639116153
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Inhaltsangabe: This is an account of a Cold War crisis as seen from both sides of the Iron Curtain. It is based on the previously closed archives of each member-state of the Warsaw Pact and also offers top-level documents from Kremlin Politburo meetings, multi-lateral sessions of the Warsaw Pact leading up to the decision to invade, and also transcripts of KGB-recorded telephone conversations between Leonid Brezhnev and Alexander Dubcek. Once classified American documents from the National Security Council, CIA, and other agencies are also included. To provide a historical and political context, the book includes an introductory essay for each section, and a chronology, glossary, and bibliography provide further background information. The editors are members of the commission appointed by Vaclav Havel to investigate the events of 1967-70 in the former Czechoslovakia.

Review: "I am happy that the co-operation between the National Security Archive in Washington and the Czech foundation, Prague Spring 1968, has resulted in this voluminous collection of documents which, I hope, will lead readers to a closer understanding of the dramatic events that the then Czechoslovakia lived through three decades ago." -- Vclav Havel, President of the Czech Republic, 1998

"The Prague Spring '68 helps answer the question of why the Soviets invaded Czechoslovakia as it had Hungary, while it overlooked insubordination elsewhere." -- New York Times, 1998

"This work, the first to document the invasion of Czechoslovakia from the viewpoints of the nations of the Iron Curtain and the West, is a spectacular contribution to the area of political studies. Indeed this work is a tribute to the unification of the Czech and Slovak peoples against a force which greatly outnumbered them in manpower and outweighed them in sheer strength...this work is a must for scholars of political and social studies, as well as for historians. However, the non-scholar is equally important when one looks at the scope of the historical and political content of this immense effort." -- Slavic and East European Journal, 1999

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Titel: The Prague Spring 1968: A National Security ...
Verlag: Central European University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: 1998
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