From Solidarity to Martial Law: The Polish Crisis of 1980-1982 (National Security Archive Cold War Reader) (Paperback)

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By Andrzej Paczkowski (Editor), Malcolm Byrne (Editor)
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95 documents on the events that represent a pivotal moment in modern Polish and world history: 16 months between August 1980 when the Solidarity trade union was founded and December 1981 when Polish authorities declared martial law and crushed the nationwide opposition movement that had grown up around the union. Transcripts of Soviet and Polish Politburo meetings give a detailed picture of the goals, motivations and deliberations of the leaders of these countries. Records of Warsaw Pact gatherings, notes of bilateral sessions of the communist camp provide additional pieces to the puzzle of what Moscow and its allies had in mind. Materials are included from Solidarity, too.

About the Author


Prof. Andrzej Paczkowski is a Polish historian. Professor of Collegium Civitas, director of Modern History Studies in the Political Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences, member of Collegium of Institute of National Remembrance. Malcolm Byrne is Director of Research at the National Security Archive where he coordinates a program involving Russian and East European scholars in documentary research, conference preparation and publications relating to the Cold War.


Product Details
ISBN: 9789637326967
ISBN-10: 9637326960
Publisher: Central European University Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2008
Pages: 602
Language: English
Series: National Security Archive Cold War Reader