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The Resource Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath, edited by Norman Eisen

Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath, edited by Norman Eisen

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Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
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Democracy's defenders
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U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
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edited by Norman Eisen
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eng
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"Democracy's Defenders offers a behind-the-scenes account of the little-known role played by the U.S. embassy in Prague in the collapse of communism in what was then Czechoslovakia. Featuring fifty-two newly declassified diplomatic cables, the book shows how the staff of the embassy led by U.S. Ambassador Shirley Temple Black worked with dissident groups and negotiated with the communist government during a key period of the Velvet Revolution that freed Czechoslovakia from Soviet rule. In the vivid reporting of these cables, Black and other members of the U.S. diplomatic corps in Prague describe student demonstrations and their meetings with anti-government activists. The embassy also worked to forestall a violent crackdown by the communist regime during its final months in power. Edited by Norman L. Eisen, who served as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic from 2011 to 2014, Democracy's Defenders contributes fresh evidence to the literature on U.S. diplomatic history, the cold war era, and American promotion of democracy overseas. In an introductory essay, Eisen places the diplomatic cables in context and analyzes their main themes. In an afterword, Eisen, Czech historian Dr. Mikuláš Pešta, and Brookings researcher Kelsey Landau explain how the seeds of democracy that the United States helped plant have grown in the decades since the Velvet Revolution. The authors trace a line from U.S. efforts to promote democracy and economic liberalization after the Velvet Revolution to the contemporary situations of what are now the separate nations of the Czech Republic and Slovakia"--
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non fiction
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bibliography
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United States
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1961-
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  • Eisen, Norman L.
  • Brookings Institution,
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  • United States
  • International relations
  • Czechoslovakia
  • United States
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Diplomatic relations
  • International relations
  • Politics and government
  • Czechoslovakia
  • United States
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Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath, edited by Norman Eisen
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
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Introduction / Norman Eisen with David Fishman and Narrelle Gilchrist -- Cables -- Afterword. The aftermath of revolution : U.S. support for Czech and Slovak liberal democracy, 1989-present / Kelsey Landau, Norman Eisen, and Mikuláš Pešta
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1129392235
Dimensions
24 cm
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xxi, 222 pages
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9780815738213
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2019048150
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)1129392235
Label
Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath, edited by Norman Eisen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-203) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Norman Eisen with David Fishman and Narrelle Gilchrist -- Cables -- Afterword. The aftermath of revolution : U.S. support for Czech and Slovak liberal democracy, 1989-present / Kelsey Landau, Norman Eisen, and Mikuláš Pešta
Control code
1129392235
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxi, 222 pages
Isbn
9780815738213
Lccn
2019048150
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1129392235

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