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Havel : a life

Author: Michael Žantovský
Publisher: London : Atlantic Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Iconoclast and philosopher-king, an internationally successful playwright who became a political dissident and then, reluctantly, a president. [Havel's] pivotal role in the Velvet REvolution, the end of Communism and the birth of a modern, west-facing Czech Republic makes him a key figure in the twentieth century ... Michael Zantovsky was one of Havel's closest friends ... during his first presidency Zantovsky was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Named Person: Václav Havel; Václav Havel; Václav Havel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Žantovský
ISBN: 9780857898494 0857898493
OCLC Number: 890161223
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: Michael Zantovsky.

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This startling biography explores the remarkable life of an iconic figure of the twentieth century, Vaclav Havel, author and dissident, who became the first president of the Czech Republic.  Read more...

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Micahel Zantovsky's Havel is the authoritative biography of a great man, a true artist and a flawed character, by someone who shared Havel's dissident background, and who writes of him with real Read more...

 
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