416 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 10 halftones, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-2981-0
Published: August 2016
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-1852-4
Published: October 2014
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Utilizing archival research and interviews with Polish and American government officials and opposition leaders, Domber argues that the United States empowered a specific segment of the Polish opposition and illustrates how Soviet leaders unwittingly fostered radical, pro-democratic change through their policies. The result is fresh insight into the global impact of the Polish pro-democracy movement.
About the Author
Gregory F. Domber is associate professor of history at University of North Florida.
For more information about Gregory F. Domber, visit the Author Page.
"[Empowering Revolution] is beyond a doubt the single best work on the subject currently available in English, and it is among the best new
studies of international politics behind the Iron Curtain to appear in years."--Jeff Engel, Passport
“Domber properly places in context the respective roles of the reform policies of the Reagan administration and the Gorbachev government.”--Choice
"[A] richly detailed work of history."--International Affairs
“A tour de force of new diplomatic history.”--Journal of Slavic Military Studies
"This important book will be of interest to historians and social scientists of Eastern Europe, social movements, and revolutions, and to political scientists and diplomatic historians as a case study and cautionary tale of the limits of diplomatic power."--Journal of American History
"An absorbing account…based on meticulous research."--Journal of American History