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The curtain rises : oral histories of the fall of communism in Eastern Europe

Author: Susan Shapiro; Ronald Shapiro
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much has been written about how the authoritarianism of the Communist era gave way to more open societies in the former Soviet bloc countries, yet little has been said about how individuals in these countries have been affected and how they contributed to the changes in their societies. How does the relationship between husband and wife change when planned economy gives way to financial incertitude? When all are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Shapiro, Susan, 1947-
Curtain rises.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004
(DLC) 2003020602
(OCoLC)53253638
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Shapiro; Ronald Shapiro
ISBN: 9780786481675 0786481676
OCLC Number: 654235763
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 231 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Behind the curtain --
România (Romania) --
Magyarország (Hungary) --
Česká Republika (Czech Republic) --
Lietuva (Lithuania) --
Republika Makedonija (the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia).
Responsibility: Susan Shapiro with Ronald Shapiro ; foreword by Elizabeth Lorant.

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