From the Back Cover
"The definitive account of Solidarity's spectacular rise and tragic fall... a book to set the record straight... amply documented, indispensable." -- John Darnton, New York Times Book Review
"One of the most brilliant and illuminating interpreters of modern Eastern Europe... a wonderfully vivid writer... He reaches the parts that others do not reach." -- Richard Davy, The Times y"The best single account of what happened -- and why." -- Newsweek
Winner of the Somerset Maugham Award
About the Author
Timothy Garton Ash is the author of The File, In Europe's Name, and three volumes of " history of the present" The Polish Revolution (winner of the Somerset Maugham Award), The Uses of Adversity (for which he was awarded the Prix Europé en de l'Essai), and The Magic Lantern, his personal account of the revolutions of 1989, which has now appeared in fifteen languages. A Fellow of Saint Antony's College, Oxford, he lives in Oxford with his wife and two sons.