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Dubček, Alexander 1921-1992

Overview
Works: 150 works in 293 publications in 9 languages and 5,489 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Interviews 
Subject Headings:
Roles: Author of introduction, Contributor, Honoree, Dedicatee, Performer
Classifications: DB2221.D93, 943.7042092
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Czechoslovakia's blueprint for "freedom": "Unity, socialism ? Dubček's statements, the original and official documents leading to the conflict of August 1968 by Paul Ello ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dubcek's blueprint for freedom: his original documents leading to the invasion of Czechoslovakia by Paul Ello ( Book )
8 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hope dies last : the autobiography of Alexander Dubcek by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Like my parents, I sought only the modest goal of a safe job and a small house where my wife and I could raise our children. But that, I think, was almost everybody's little dream, and for most people it still is... When Alexander Dubcek died on November 1, 1992, people on all continents mourned the loss of a hero. While global leaders paid respect and homage to the man from 1968, the common people knew they had lost one of the strongest voices in the ongoing struggle to build democracy and autonomy for all smaller nations. It was Dubcek's ill-fated experiment in "socialism with a human face," known abroad as the Prague Spring, that destroyed most of the world's illusions about the Soviet system and his vindication in the Velvet Revolution of 1989 provided the new Czechoslovakia with a living democratic tradition. Alexander Dubcek was the son of two Slovak-American idealists. Born in the same village house as the founder of Slovak nationalism a century earlier, he was raised on a socialist commune in Soviet Central Asia. Dubcek's story leads readers through the guerrilla battles of World War II and the tangled modern history of the Slovak people. The climactic chapters of the book unroll in a tension-filled point counterpoint of negotiations, threats, and maneuvers, as Dubcek and his reformers scramble to secure their changes before the Soviets and their allies can counter-attack. When the attack did come - a brutal invasion and a bungled palace coup in the early morning of August 21, 1968 - Dubcek found himself kidnapped by the KGB and hijacked to the Kremlin. Paratroopers burst into my office and closed and blocked the windows and connecting doors. It was like an armed robbery. Without thinking I made a move toward a telephone on my desk, but one of the soldiers aimed his tommy gun at me, grasped the phone, and tore the cable out of the wall. After the death of the Prague Spring we follow Dubcek's life in exile as a forestry worker, to his role as a catalyst for Eastern European liberation in the early days of perestroika. Alexander Dubcek finished compiling his memoirs only a month before a car in which he was riding plunged down a ravine in Bohemia. In the weeks before, he had been picked repeatedly in public opinion polls as the over-whelming favorite for president of the emerging Slovak Republic. Known to the world as the conscience of Czechoslovakia, he seemed poised to become the voice of the youngest nation in Europe. That voice lives on in these memoirs, bearing witness to the hopes and heartbreaks of a man, and the twin causes of social justice and self-determination
Du printemps à l'hiver de Prague by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La Liberté en sursis, Prague 1968. Avec des textes [traduits du tchèque] de Alexandre Dubcek, Ota Sik, Radovan Richta, Frantisek Chamalik ... [etc.] by Roger Garaudy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1968 in French and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Leben für die Freiheit by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in German and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Autobiographie des tschechoslowakischen Politikers (1921-1992), der zum Symbol der Freiheitsbewegungen im früheren Ostblock wurde
C'est l'espoir qui meurt en dernier : autobiographie by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Komunisti a národné dedičstvo : vybrané prejavy k otázkam slovenskej národnej histórie by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
6 editions published in 1968 in Slovak and Czech and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De autobiografie van een idealist by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in Dutch and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Levensverhaal van de Slowaak (1921-1992) die als eerste secretaris van de Tsjechoslowaakse Communistische Partij in 1968 probeerde het communisme in zijn land een menselijk gezicht te geven
La vía checoslovaca al socialismo by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in Spanish and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Che cosa fu la "Primavera di Praga"? : idee e progetti di una riforma politica e sociale ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in Italian and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K otázkam obrodzovacieho procesu v KSČ by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
3 editions published in 1968 in Czech and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Checoslovaquia : un socialismo en evolución ( Book )
3 editions published in 1969 in Spanish and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Il nuovo corso in Cecoslovȧcchia by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
5 editions published in 1968 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dubcek speaks by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reorientation of economic and social policy in Czechoslovakia by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Primavera indimenticata : Alexander Dubček ieri e oggi ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La ferita di Praga : dalla primavera di Dubček al rinnovamento di Gorbaciov by Antonio Moscato ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in Italian and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'Informe Dubcek by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in Catalan and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dubcek : autobiografía del líder de la primavera de Praga by Alexander Dubček ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Dubcek.
Dubček, Alexandre
Dubczek, Aleksander.
ドプチェク, A
ドプチェク, アレクサンデル
Languages
English (57)
French (23)
German (15)
Italian (15)
Slovak (11)
Czech (10)
Spanish (7)
Catalan (2)
Dutch (1)
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