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

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

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Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
Title
Democracy's defenders
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U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
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Language
eng
Summary
A behind-the-scenes look at how the United States aided the Velvet Revolution 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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943.704/3
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no index present
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non fiction
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United States
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  • United States
  • International relations
  • Czechoslovakia
  • United States
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Czechoslovakia
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adult
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Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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MWT13231467
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unknown
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1 online resource.
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815738220
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13231467
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remote
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13231467
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Democracy's defenders : U.S. Embassy Prague, the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and its aftermath
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT13231467
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815738220
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT13231467
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
13231467
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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