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Poland, Solidarity, Walesa
1st Edition - January 1, 1981
Authors: Michael R. Dobbs, K. S. Karol, Dessa Trevisan
Editor: David P. Baker
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Poland: Solidarity: Walesa is a three-chapter book that details the life and significant contribution of Lech Walesa of Poland. Lech Walesa is the leader of an independent labor… Read more
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Poland: Solidarity: Walesa is a three-chapter book that details the life and significant contribution of Lech Walesa of Poland. Lech Walesa is the leader of an independent labor organization - Solidarity. The book begins with the background of crisis in Poland. The peaceful revolution is then described. The last chapter elaborates on the concept of Lech Walesa as the symbol of Polish August.
Why Poland? Background to Crisis Influence of Polish-Soviet Relations Origins of the Polish Kingdom The Partitions Polish Nationalism Re-establishment of Poland Polish-Soviet War Anti-Sovietism World War II Resistance Rebirth of the Polish Communist Party The Communists Take Power Stalinism and Russian Control The 1956 Riots A Cultural Renaissance Disappointed Expectations Edward Gierek and "Dynamic Growth" The Church in PolandThe Peaceful Revolution A New Movement in Eastern Europe The First Strikes Western Reaction Shortcomings of the Gierek Regime The Police and Public Reaction The Party's Attitude to the Strikes The Gdansk Agreement and the Fall of Gierek Revolutionary Innovations Solidarity The Intellectuals' Involvement Struggle within the Party Provocation of Solidarity Restructuring the Party Economic Problems The Relationship with RussiaLech Walesa: Symbol of the Polish August Walesa as a Revolutionary Symbol His Rise to Prominence Meeting Walesa in Gdansk The Principle of Solidarity Walesa's Childhood and Youth Move to Gdansk and Marriage The Lessons of 1970—1976 The "Baltic Committee" Consequences for Walesa The "Polish August" His Style of Leadership Problems of Celebrity Walesa and the Church Crisis: Bielsko-Biala and Bydgoszcz Walesa's AchievementPicture CreditsIndex
No. of pages: 128
Published: January 1, 1981
eBook ISBN: 9781483153469
David P. Baker
Professor David Baker has published widely in the field of Library and Information Studies, with eighteen monographs and over 100 articles to his credit. He has spoken worldwide at numerous conferences, led workshops and seminars. His other key professional interest and expertise has been in the field of human resources, where he has also been active in major national projects.
Affiliations and expertise
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, USA
Michael R. Dobbs
Affiliations and expertise
Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs, Professor and Chair of Neurology, Department of Neurology, UT Health RGV Chief Medical Officer, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, Edinburg, Texas