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Havel : a life

Author: Michael Žantovský
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the life of a man who rose from being an outcast and prisoner during Communist rule to becoming the last president of Czechoslovakia, the first president of the newly democratic Czech Republic and a human-rights activist.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Václav Havel; Václav Havel; Václav Havel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Žantovský
ISBN: 9780802123152 0802123155 9780802124289 0802124283
OCLC Number: 871211456
Description: xiv, 543 pages, [16] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 18 December 2011, a dark cold day --
Born with a silver spoon --
Portrait of the artist as a very young man --
The silver wind --
Good soldier Havel --
Olga --
The apprentice --
The garden party --
The sixties --
A private school of politics --
The memorandum --
The gathering storm --
Scoundrel times --
Mountain hotel --
Roll out the barrels --
The beggar's opera --
It's only rock 'n' roll --
The charter --
The mistake --
The greengrocer revolt --
The empire strikes back --
The trial --
Dear Olga --
Free at last --
The praise of folly --
The battle for Wenceslas Square --
That velvet thing --
The fog of revolution --
The road to the castle --
The bag of fleas --
The president of rock 'n' roll --
First we take Manhattan --
The we'll take the Kremlin --
The innocents abroad --
Making the fish --
The end of Czechoslovakia --
Waiting as a state of hope --
The bonfire of scruples --
In search of allies --
Back to Europe --
The yin and the yang --
Between life and death --
The ugly mood --
Farewell to arms --
Paroled --
Leaving.
Responsibility: Michael Zantovsky.

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Examines the life of a man who rose from being an outcast and prisoner during Communist rule to becoming the last president of Czechoslovakia, the first president of the newly democratic Czech Republic and a human-rights activist.

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